Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Halloween Treat Bag

I’ve been working on some Halloween treat bags for a craft show.  I was inspired by Jaime at Crafty, Scrappy, Happy to make some bags, because hers are fabulous!  It takes me forever to decide which designs I like best, so you’ll probably be seeing quite a few bags over the next couple of weeks.  I just ventured into sewing too, so this should be interesting… 
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Front of Bag

I cut little pennant flags out of a CUTE candy corn fabric and ironed them on with some Heat ‘n Bond. Then I hand stitched them at the top with some bright orange embroidery thread. I did this more for the way it looks than for securing it. I then sewed on some orange and black buttons at the top of my pennant. I Love buttons! I stenciled the “Trick or Treat” and bats on with fabric paint and added a little piece of black and white gingham ribbon to the handle to finish it off.

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I also decorated the back of the bag.  I know I didn’t “have” to.  In fact, hubby kept telling me not to, but I wanted to make it cute all the way around.  What do you think?  Both sides?  Or just one?  It does double the work…

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Back of bag

For the back side, I sewed on my very first ever Ruffle !  I tore my fabric to give it the tattered edge, machine ruffled it, and stitched it on.  Then I added two orange buttons at the corners and a piece of polka dot ribbon across the ruffle to dress it up and (shhhh… hide my uneven sewing lines).  I then stenciled on some happy pumpkins with button eyes and pieces of multicolored candy.

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Stay tuned for more bag designs.  I am working on more today and will post more this week.  I’d really appreciate your input.  Kind comments and constructive criticism please :)

Happy Happy Fall,

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I think this is such a cute little bag! It is perfect for this month! Thanks for sharing with the rest of us!


Great minds DO think alike! How funny! I was JUST researching trick or treat bags on Pinterest today!
Thanks for your sweet comment!


Very fun! I say, if you're selling it-just one side (or both, but for more $). If it's for your kids do both. Thanks for linking up.

Sunny Vanilla

I think these turned out really cute! I'm new to sewing too! Are you loving it??? I am!

Sunny Vanilla

Also, I'm your newest follower :-)


This bag is darling! I really like the first side better, just my personal preference. I agree with Trophyw, if you paint both sides, increase the price tag.


I think the bags are really cute but I would only do one side unless they were for my own children and then I would do both sides the same. If you are going to do both sides I would charge more for them. :)

Michele Smith

So cute! I was thinking of treat bags for my daughters ladybug costume earlier lol

Creative Cupcake Recipes

Your bag is great. Your designs are so cute. I would do one side, and charge additional money for the second side. How about taking orders and then making them to preference. What a great idea.


That is so dang cute! I am a bag loving girl, so I'm totally going to have to make one for myself :)

Kelli @ RTSM

Very cute! I love the pennants! Stopping by from Serenity Now.

Candace @ Candace Creations

This is really darn cute!

Come link this up to scrappy saturdays tomorrow at!


mary kathryn @ mathews family happenings

what adorable bags!!! Love that super cute bunting! Thanks so much for sharing- I'm visiting from TT&J weekend wrap-up.

Simply AJ

Your bag turned out perfect!! You picked the perfect touch for the back side - really makes the bag complete. I came over from Think Pink Sunday linky party. AJ



Such a cute bag - totally LOVE it! That ruffle on the top is so cute! I love the double sided bag but if you are selling them, I would probably stick to the one sided. People often don't realize how much work goes into homemade items. Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark. I'll be featuring this today so come on over and collect a button if you would like. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Jenn :)

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing

That is really cute. I have a few of those bags around and I want to think of something fun and creative too.

Life With Lucy

Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my Wreath! I love all of your fun projects- especially all of the fall things you've recently created. I also love the name of your blog and the concept behind it. I hope that you enjoy your "some-day"! :) Have a wonderful week!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle

What a fun treat bag for the children! Very creative :D

Cathy @My 1929 Charmer

What a great bag halloween treat bag, if I still trick or treated I would have to have one! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and liking my ruffled pumpkin.

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny

Cute! The little pennant flags are adorable. I love that you added the buttons. Really nice :)


extremely adorable!!!


Very cute!!
Thanks for linking up to Show & Share!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin

Those are soooo cute! Great job! Thanks for the visit and the sweet comment at TheDedicatedHouse! Hope your day has been grand! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Jaime Lyn

yeyyyyyyyyyyyy I saw you got featured over at Whipperberry!!! I LOVVEEEEEE your bag :o) So so so excited for you!


I featured this today on my blog, come check it out:

Sarah :)


What cute bags and candy corn bunting! I am doubling up and commenting on two posts in one.