Happy Halloween!

I love Halloween!

I’m actually quite sad that it’s over. Although, I will be carrying around the candy and possibly extra weight for awhile. 🙂

After browsing all the cute Halloween fabric at The Ribbon Retreat, I decided to make my son’s Halloween bag. I got all of the fabric about a month and a half ago, and can you guess what day I ended up making the bag?

If you said, the day of, then you’d be right, unfortunately!

I am very grateful for the three hour nap that allowed me to finish the bag. 🙂

I decided I wanted to make a bag and found a free tutorial on Just Another Hang Up. I felt like this tutorial was pretty easy to follow and would be simple to do.

Suzanne on Just Another Hang Up made some cute Halloween bags using the same technique and that’s how I got the idea. Since Halloween is now over, though, you can see that this bag has so many uses and would fit any season.

I wanted to put a lot of embellishments on my bag and ended up with not enough room. I didn’t realize how much of the fabric would disappear after sewing. I think it still turned out okay though. AND I learned how to make the flat bottom on a bag, which was quite easy!

Happy Halloween - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Happy Halloween - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Happy Halloween - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Instead of sewing handles for the bag, I just used Solid Grosgrain 1 1/2″ ribbon.

The bag ended up being the perfect size for my little skeleton!

Happy Halloween - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

To see candy better, you have to put your face right into the bag! 🙂
Happy Halloween - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Happy Halloween - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Happy Halloween - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

We had a great Halloween, and I hope it was enjoyable for all of you as well!

Now for some more candy… 🙂

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  1. Posted November 3, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for noting my blog and tutorial in your post. So kind of you. I LOVE your fabric choice for your little guys trick-or-treat bag. So cute! Love the photos where his head is “stuck” in the bag. Hilarious!

    • Shirley
      Posted November 4, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

      Suzanne, thank so much for making cute stuff! I enjoy reading your blog. 🙂

  2. Posted November 8, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    I love this! My kids’ grandma made them Halloween bags years ago or I would totally do this! Maybe for my grandkids? hehe

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