Can you imagine the look on all of the ghosts, goblins, witches, superheros and princesses’ faces when they greet you with shouts of “Trick or Treat”, and you reach out your hand to place a treat gift bag in their pumpkin sacks? They would think you were the coolest lady or gent on the block! Those little trick or treaters would be back for a repeat treat next year for sure! Becky from Patchwork Posse is sharing this fun little goodie bag that will have all of your little visitors beaming in all their costume and sugar delight all Halloween night! Enjoy!
Hello everyone! I’m Becky from Patchwork Posse. I’m here to share a project to use your small bits of ribbon and fabric with. I blog about lots of easy sewing projects, and I’m the home of the Yearly Round Robin Quilt Along.
2– 8″ X 8″ muslin (I didn’t use muslin in my examples, but the fabric I chose won’t ever show– so keep it simple with muslin)
2– 8″ X 8″ interfacing
2– 8″ X 8″ lining
various scraps of ribbon
2) 10″ X 2″ ribbon for handles
Halloween Ribbon Gift Bag Tutorial~
1) Layer the muslin and the interfacing.
2) Start playing around with placement of the ribbon scraps.
3) Sew the sides of the ribbons in place– this process is similar to a quilt as you go technique.
4) Layer the ribbon and sew, sew, sew until all the interfacing is covered.
5) Trim the squares to 8″ X 8″.
6) Lay right sides together of the squares you just cut.
7) Sew around 3 sides of the squares.
8) Cut from each bottom corner, one 1 1/2″ square.
9) Pull the opening of the corners together and pin in place.
10) Sew across the edge to box the corners.
11) Repeat steps 6-10 with the lining of the bag– leaving a 3″ opening along the bottom for turning later.
12) Pin the handles in place and stitch across the top to secure.
13) With right sides facing, stuff the lining inside of the bag.
14) Sew across the top.
15) Pull right sides out through the opening of the lining and sew the opening closed.
16) Stuff the lining inside the bag.
17) Sew across the top to secure the layers and the handles.
Stuff with candy and enjoy!
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Thank you Becky for sharing this fun little bag with us! I am pretty sure these little goodie bags would also make wonderful friend, family and neighbor gifts too with a cute little lotion, pedi set with a fun nail polish, or other fun girly gifts for any holiday, birthday or other special occasion. This little bag looks fabulous in Halloween inspired ribbon but would look equally amazing in everyday ribbon or other holiday inspired colors as well.
For more crafty goodness by this talented lady, make sure to visit her blog at Patchwork Posse.
Other than your little trick or treaters costume, their treat bag is of almost equal importance. Not only do they want their bag to be amazing, they want it to be full of yummy goodies at the end of the night…right?!? If you are anything like me, you end up throwing a ton of the candy in the trash after days of munching and munching on your kiddo’s candy while they are being studious students at school, right?!? Yep, the story of my life right there! Oooooppppss, sorry kids…mommy is not sure what happened to all of your candy and how all of those empty wrappers got into the garbage. Huh?!? It’s a mystery for sure. Yikes! Ssssshhhh, I won’t tell if you don’t!
Check out these other fun Halloween bags that will surely be a hit with your little trick or treaters and a perfect fit with their fabulous costumes!