happy halloween: last minute treat bag

Happy Halloween everyone! I’ve never really been that bothered by Halloween and I never went trick or treating as a child but that has all changed since moved to America and having a little one. Last year Emily was an adorable owl, this year her costume is modeled on one of her favourite characters: Ladybug Girl.

Ladybug Girl Costume

I’ll write more about her costume another day as I need some better photos. But in the meantime, here’s a quick tutorial on how to make a last minute treat bag if you’re like me and realise 30 minutes before you’re leaving the house that you don’t have anything to put all the teeth rotting delicious treats in.

Pinwheels and Stories: Last minute halloween treat bag

Last minute treat bag

You need:
Felt in a colour to match your costume (or any colour really)
Felt scraps to decorate (sticky-back best)
Sewing machine or serger/overlocker

  1. Cut out a piece of felt roughly 28″ long and 9″ wide.
  2. Fold the felt in half so you have a piece 14″ long and 9″ wide.
  3. With the fold at the bottom, fold it in half lengthwise and cut out the handle shapes. This way, the handles are  symmetrical. I did this free-hand but you could draw a card template first (ignore the fact the sides are already sewn-up in this photo, you’ll do that in the next step).bag
  4. Sew up the sides with your sewing machine or serger.bag3
  5. Decorate however you like! I cut rough circles from sticky-back felt and Emily stuck them on where she fancied.

Last-minute halloween treat bag

Your little witch/bumblebee/monster will have plenty of treat-collecting capacity now. Yay!

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