Make a Halloween Candy Bag for your little ghoul by following these simple steps.
Cut 2 -11×12″ pieces of fabric for the outside of the bag and 2 more for the inside lining of the bag. I used the gray Halloween fabric for outside and the orange for the lining. You can always make the bag bigger than this by adding a few inches to the height and width. My daughter is little so she doesn’t need a pillowcase yet. Ha!
Placing the right sides together, sew a quarter inch seam around the two long sides and bottom of the outer fabric, leaving the top of it open. Do the same thing to the liner fabric but leave a small opening in the bottom of it for turning.
Fold the corners down and sew approximately an inch from the edge of the fabric making a mitered corner. Do this on both the outside fabric and lining. Cut the corners off.
Take the lining and place it inside of the outside fabric. The outside and lining fabric is still turned wrong sides out. Then sew a quarter inch seam around the top of the fabrics. Pull the lining out of the bag and then turn it all right sides out. Iron it out and sew a quarter inch seam around the outside of the top of the bag.
I made the straps quite short by cutting a 3x 16″ piece of fabric, folding it in half lengthwise, ironing it, and sewing a quarter inch seam down the edge. Flip it right side out and cut it in half making 2- 1.5×8″ straps. Tuck the fabric in on itself about a half inch and iron. NOTE: You can always make these longer by adding inches to the length.
Pin the straps to the outside of the bag ( I pinned mine about an inch and a half away from the outside of the bag ). Sew the straps on to the bag. I always sew a rectangle with an x through it.
That is all there is to it! Easy! I added a fabric flower to my little ghoul’s to make it more girlie. I did a fabric flower tutorial that you can use to make the flower if you want. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!