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Frighteningly Fun Candy Bags!

Halloween is almost here and it time to prepare for all of the yummy candy from trick or treating! Want to make your kiddo a cool Halloween bag? Well we got just the tutorial for you. Make them these awesome drawstring bags and add some fun Bat Wings for some spooky adventures!

What you will need . . .

  • 1 yard of fabric or 2 fat quarters
  • Medium Weight Interfacing
  • Bat-wing Sewing Pattern
  • 10 + feet of cording
  • Grommets
  • *Grommet kit optional
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread
  • ** All seams have 1/2″ seam allowances

Step 1: Cut out fabric and interfacing

First you will cut your fabric into four 15″ x 11″  Rectangles. If using a contrasting lining fabric make sure to do 2 rectangles in each fabric. Then you will cut 4 strips that measure 3″ x 10″, again 2 of each fabric. Then you will print out the bat wing pattern and cut out 4 bat wings of all the same fabric and 2 wings of interfacing. When fusing on the interfacing I recommend trimming off all corners and tips of the interfacing before fusing. This will help you get nice pointy corners when they are sewn together.

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Step 2: Creating the top band

Next you will take 2 of the 3″ x 10″ strips, one of each fabric, match right sides together and sew both short sides and one of the long sides leaving the bottom open. You will then clip the corners turn right side out and press in half with the lining fabric facing outward. Repeat for the other 2 strips.

Step 3: Creating the bat wings

Take 2 wing pieces one with interfacing and one without and place right sides together. Sew around the entire wing leaving the straight edge open. Trim down all corners and turn right side out.

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Step 4: Basting top band and bat wings

Once your top band and wings are sewn and pressed, line up the raw edge of the top bands with the top of your outer fabric. Line up in the middle and baste down. Repeat for other band and outer fabric piece. Next line up raw edges of the bat wing in the center of the side of your bag and baste down. Repeat for other wing.

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Step 5: Sewing the lining and outer fabric

Now you will sew up the 3 sides of your outer fabric leaving the top completely open and insuring your wings and top bands are facing inward from your bag, as shown in the picture above.. Then you will do the same with the lining but leaving a 2 ” opening at the bottom. Next place your lining inside your outer bag with right sides together. Sew around entire top opening. Trim corners and threads turn right side out and press. Hand stitch or machine stitch the lining’s 2″ opening closed.

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Step 6: Adding Grommets and Cording

Next you will add your grommets to the bottom corners of your bag going through both the outer bag and lining. Then you will cut your cording in half. Starting at one end feed the cord through and loop into the other side band. Feed through that band so that you have both raw ends on the same side of the bag and a loop on the other side. Then take both open ends feed them through the grommets and tie a knot at the end. You will repeat this with the other cording but feeding it the opposite way through the top bands.

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That is it you are all done now your kids can trick or treat in style!

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Love our fabric choices?! We chose Halloween Candy Corn Cute Orange and Halloween Pumpkin Jack O Lantern Faces by khaus both printed on our premium cotton! Check out khaus’s artist profile page for more fun designs! To celebrate Halloween we are offering 25% off from now until October 22nd. Simply use code treats25 at check out!

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Halloween Candy Corn Cute Orange By: khaus

Halloween Pumpkin Jack O Lantern Faces By: khaus

 

 


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Halloween Candy Corn Cute Orange

Halloween Pumpkin Jack O Lantern Faces

Khaus Artist Profile Page

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