Friday, August 26, 2016

Trick or Treat Bag

I made a few Trick or Treat bags as store samples and thought it might be a good idea to do a quick tutorial for them.

You will need 1/2 yard of two fabrics. From the exterior fabric cut (2) 16" by 13" rectangles. Do the same with the lining fabric. If your fabric is directional, the top edge should be one of the 16" long edges. From one of the fabrics cut (2) 5" by 16" rectangles for the handles.

Fold each handle in half lengthwise and press to create a 2.5” by 16” piece. 

Open this back out and fold each raw edge in towards the fold and press again. 

Then press in half along the original center fold to create a piece that is 1.25” by 16”. 

Topstitch all four sides. Repeat for the other handle.

On one of the 16” by 13” exterior rectangles, find the center of the top edge (one of the 16” sides) and mark it with a pin. Pin each end of one of handles 2” out from the center. 

Baste in place. Do the same for other exterior rectangle and the other handle. 

Lay your two exterior rectangles with handles basted in place, right sides together. Using a 1/4” seam allowance, sew the two side seams and the bottom seam. Leave the top open.

Lay your two lining rectangles right sides together. Using a 1/4” seam allowance, sew the two side seams and the bottom seam leaving a 3” opening for turning in the bottom seam.

Box the corners measuring 1.5” from the corner and drawing a line. 

The line should measure 3” long. Sew on the line 

and cut off the corner leaving a 1/4” seam allowance.

Turn the exterior right side out. Leave the lining wrong side out. Place the exterior inside the lining aligning the side seams and the top edge. The fabrics of the exterior and interior should be right sides together.

Sew around the top edge using a 1/4" seam allowance. Turn the bag right side out through the opening left in the bottom seam of the lining.

Topstitch the opening in the bottom of the lining closed. 

Topstitch around the top edge of the bag.

Now you are ready to go Trick or Treating!


Quilty Constance said...

I guess I need to make two of these for my grandsons this year...

West Michigan Quilter said...

Great tute. Now is the time to make these bags. I better get started!