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Steampunk Halloween Costume Bag Tutorial

Project by Nicola Hills


You will need:

  • 1 metre of Clocks Fabric

  • 1/2 Metre Red Velvet

  • Lace for Decoration



Tools Required:

  • Sewing Machine

  • Stretch Needles (if using Stretch Velvet)

  • Basic Sewing Kit

  • Iron



How To:

Cut 4 x main outside panels (brown)

Cut 4 x Red Velvet Panels

I just make to the size of fabric I have available, so I do not have measurements.

Just add a strip of the velvet to the top of each of the cotton panels



Join one outer panel to one inner panel R/S together along the top.



From the centre join measure 1.5” down each side and mark across. Then mark another line 1” under that.



With R/S together place one piece on top of the other and sew all around (see arrows)

EXCEPT between the 1” Channel and also leave a 3” gap in one side of the lining for turning out.


Turn the bag Right Side out through the gap in the lining, press out the corners neatly, iron. Sew up the gap.

Top stitch all-around the top and bottom of the 1” channel.



The Tie:

Cut a strip 2” wide (4 x the length of the bag) Fold it in half (short edges together) press.

Then fold each edge into the centre, press again.

Next fold edge to edge, pin or clip to secure, top stitch down both long and short sides.



Using a bodkin or safety pin thread the tie through the channel from one side all the way and back round.


I added the lace after, around the bag you can decorate however you like. With a few accessories it makes a great addition to a steampunk outfit!


To see more from Nicola, follow her on Instagram @bobbincottagebodkin or visit her blog bobbincottage.wordpress.com.



Made by Nicola Hills for The Craft Cotton Co 2022.

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