Last Minute Halloween Bag...easy peasy...

I shared this project over at Simple Simon & Co. last week...I can't believe Halloween is just right around the corner (is October really almost over???)!

If you need an easy, last-minute Halloween bag...I've got you covered...


 This is all you'll need:


I decided to whip together this little project because my 6-year-old son just informed me that his dangly-legged spider treat bag with his name in big purple letters on the front just wasn't cuttin' it anymore. Really?

Here's how to do it:

OK, wait...before we begin...I wanted to make my graphics look a little more worn and distressed, so I took a small piece of steel wool and just rubbed it across my images...


Now...

1. Start by taking your graphics (already printed out - IN REVERSE - onto your fabric transfer paper) and placing them toward the bottom (closed end) of your pillowcase...wherever you think they look best...


2. Transfer your graphics to your pillowcase according the the paper's instructions...


*be sure to cut around your images really well before you apply them to your pillowcase...I didn't do a great job and you can see where the not-printed-on transfer paper darkened when it was ironed...no biggie for this project, but I don't think I'd want it on a tee-shirt...*

3. Cut off the top (open end) of your pillowcase to make your bag as deep as you would like it...


 4. Next, add your bias tape to the top of the bag to cover the raw edge...OR, you can just hem the top...


5. Take the remainder of your case and cut two equal pieces...


You will have two "rings"...cut these rings at the seam to make two super-long pieces of fabric...then join these two pieces together (across all four sides) to make a long strap (2 fabric layers thick).

6. I want my bag to fit over my son's shoulder and across his chest like a messenger bag...so I pinned one end of the strap to the front of one side of the bag, and the other end of the strap to the back of the other side of the bag.



7. Then sew the straps on...make sure you go over your stitches a couple of times - you want to make sure they don't come off when the bag is full of candy...


And that's it!
A more grown-up candy bag...


I'm getting so excited for Trick-or-Treating! Do you love it as much as I do??? I think I enjoy it more than the kids do...truly...

12 comments

  1. Well this one should definitely cut the mustard! Great idea!

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  2. I love this beautiful bag! So creative and perfect for holding tons of candy! I would love to make one for everyday use as well! So unique! Thanks for Sharing!

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  3. that is an awesome bag! I don't love Trick or Treating, but I DO love all the candy that the kids bring home!

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  4. What a cute bag Maggie! I wish I made more time for sewing.

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  5. Maggie... Great bag! Your son will be stylin' with this new bag. Thanks for sharing! AJ@queenofmynest

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  6. This is a great idea. I love how this bag turned out.
    Ruth

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  7. I love the it. Great fabric choice. Thanks for the idea.

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