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Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Ghouls and Goodies Trick-or-Treat Bag

When I first saw this Ghouls and Goodies fabric from Doodlebug Designs, I  knew it would make the perfect trick or treat bag for my youngest who will go for the first time this year.  I was going to make up a new pattern, but then I found this one by The Cottage Mama right here on the Riley Blake Designs blog and realized there was no need to reinvent the wheel.

I only made a couple of changes.  I used a quilt as you go method to create the front of the bag, starting with a four block section of the panel fabric.  The only other change I made was to cut out a 2″ square from the corners instead of a 1″ corner.  It makes the bag a bit smaller and deeper.

As I was cutting out the squares for the bag front, I had a few squares that were left over.  I realized they would be a cute accent for some goodie bags, so- you get a bonus tutorial today!
These are super quick and simple, so they are perfect as favor bags, small gifts for your neighbors or friends, or even to give to your trick or treaters (if you are nice like that).  Or switch out the fabric and they work for birthdays, everyday gifts or any holiday you want.

fabric- 1 fat quarter will make 4 bags, panel fabric for accents
pinking rotary cutter blade- you can use pinking shears if you have them, if you don’t have either, it’s not a big deal, these are one time use kind of bags, so fraying isn’t too big a worry.
Twine, ribbon or raffia to tie them closed
plus general sewing supplies
cut your fabric into 5″ X 16″ strips (if non- directional) OR 5″ X 8 1/4″ rectangles (if fabric is directional)
cut out accent squares from panel fabric, trim down to 3 1/2″.
  • Place the accent square 1/2″ up from center of strip (or 3/4″ up from bottom of front rectangle if fabric is directional).
  • Sew accent square into place.  If you don’t have a pinked edge on the accent piece, use a zig zag stitch to sew into place to prevent fraying.
  • Fold strip in half, or place rectangles right sides together.
  • Sew down sides (and bottom if sewing rectangles) using a 1/4″ seam allowance.
  • Turn right side out and press.
  • Fill with your favorite treats and tie closed.
Super fun and fast, you’ll be trying to make up reasons to sew them.
Thank you for joining me today!  And if you’re looking for more fun and simple sewing tutorials, I hope you’ll join me over on my blog Ameroonie Designs where I sew and craft as often as I can. Happy Sewing friends! xoxo, Amy