Whether Trick or Treating, hosting a party or doing classroom favors, bags are a fall theme. This draw string bag is simple enough for beginner sewers.
Let's start with the pattern:
Take an 8"x10" piece of paper.
Draw a rectangle that measure 7.25" x 9.75"
Measure down .50" from the top and draw a dotted line across.
From that line, measure down 1" and draw a dotted line across.
On each side, measure 5/8" and draw a dotted line down.
Measure from the top down 6.5" on each side and place a bold dot
You now have a pattern.
1.) Cut out pattern piece
2.) Put fabric with right sides together, creasing along fold line (bottom of pattern)
3.) Stitch from folded edge to dot (matching dots). Be sure to back stitch at each end of the seam.
4.) Press seams open. Continue pressing to top edge.
5.) Turn seam allowance under above dot (You should have already pressed this open). Stitch close to edge.
6.) Fold Top edge under 1/2". Press. Fold down another 1". Press. Stitch close to edge. This will form a tube on each side.
7.) Cut (2) 18" pieces of yarn or cord. Using a safety pin, thread through both sides of tubing from different directions. Tie ends together.
Fill your bag with tricks and treats (we are using a Capri Sun, Halloween Pretzels and Ring Pop). I then stuffed a couple of pieces of tulle in the top for some fanciness!
We attached a Mr. Little Ghost! card from Paperbuzz.com for the finishing touch. Use the code: BUZZMOMMY at checkout and save 20%, site wide.
This is adorable.. Just made 20 to take to an elementary Halloween party we are hosting.. Love love them!
Love this idea, and it makes the giving portion a bit more personal and lets my daughter help. We'll be using this for a gymnastics Halloween party we are having.
Cute idea. Instructions are clear and seem to be easy. I may try this for my youth group.