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Trick or Treat Halloween Bags

Updated: Sep 29, 2022

Project by Nicola Hills

The Treat Bags are a fun and easy make for your ‘Trick and Treaters’ with a personalised touch.

You will need:

1/2 metre of Textured Blender Spot Black Fabric

2 FQ from the Essential Trend Set

1/2 Metre of Orange Ric Rac

Stiff Interfacing/Bosal Foam

Iron on Appliqué Paper

Ribbon for drawstring


Basic Sewing Set

Sewing Machine


Cut 2 x Outer Bag Fabric 10.5” x 13.5”

Cut 2 x Lining Bag Fabric 10.5” x 13.5”

To personalise your treat bag make a letter template, transfer it onto your Appliqué paper, then iron on to the fabric.

Cut out the letter, peel off the backing paper and iron it on the front bag fabric.

Sew around the letter as close to the edge as you can.

Sandwich the Ric Rac at the top of the bag between the Outer & Lining fabrics, pin to secure.

*Top Tip*

(I baste the ric rac onto the front bag piece first to keep it steady when sandwiching)

Sew across. Open out and press the seams gently.

There are more detailed instructions for making a lined gift bag in one of my previous tutorials.

The Fabric Bowl


Cut a rectangle 23.5” x 6.”

One in front fabric, One in lining fabric & 2 in interfacing, then iron on stiff interfacing onto each piece.

Repeat the Ric Rac step along the top long side of the bowl.

Iron seams flat.

Join the two short ends of the bowl by sewing with a 1/4” seam. Fold in half r/s out with ric rac at the top.

For the base cut a 7.5” circle

One for the outer fabric one for the lining, iron stiff interfacing onto each piece.

Pin from inside the outer base onto the bottom of the bowl r/s of fabric facing down

(this is time consuming but will give a nice neat finish)

Sew round.

Turn the bowl inside out and repeat for the inner base.

Finger press out around the seam base to neaten, then fold the top over.

Fill with TREATS!

To see more from Nicola, follow her on Instagram @bobbincottagebodkin

Made by Nicola Hills for The Craft Cotton Company 2021

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