Good morning! Today I have a new DIY Halloween project to share with you! A Halloween Felt Treat Bag! Maybe you’ve seen the cute ones at Pottery Barn Kids and Target? I decided this would be the perfect DIY craft as I would only need felt and embroidery floss! Can’t get any easier than that! I have included a free printable pattern in the tutorial below!
Materials Needed for Felt Treat Bag:
- Halloween Felt Treat Bag: Printable Pattern
- Felt in whatever colors you want. I have listed the colors for the skull pattern.
- 4 sheets black felt:
- (2) 9 x 12 for the front and back
- (2) 4.5 x 12 for the sides
- (1) 4.5 x 9 for the bottom
- (2) 12 x 1.5 for the handles
- leftover scraps for the nose and eye circles
- 1 sheet white felt for the skull and eye stars
- 1 sheet orange felt for the eyes and name
- Orange embroidery floss
- White embroidery floss
- Black embroidery floss
- Scissors, ruler, needle
- 4 sheets black felt:
STEP 1: Using the pattern and the dimensions above for the bag, cut out all of your felt pieces.
STEP 2: Sew the skull design to the black front piece of felt. I followed the PBK skull design, trying to recreate it on my own bag. You will want to go in order, working from the bottom up. I used a small running stitch for everything. I stitched the skull and mouth using black embroidery floss.
For the eyes, I layered the black circles on top of the orange spiky circles and sewed through those at the same time using orange embroidery floss. The white stars were added on top and I just tacked those at the points using white embroidery thread. Finally, the small black circles were stitched on top of everything.
I stitched the nose on using black embroidery floss and then added a decorative stitch in orange around the nose.
On the top I added “BOO”, but you could also add your child’s name. I used orange felt with orange embroidery floss.
STEP 3: Assemble the bag. To assemble the bag, I used a simple blanket stitch in white embroidery floss. I stitched the front and back to the sides and then added the bottom.
STEP 4: Attach the handle. Overlapping the two felt pieces, I used my sewing machine to sew them together. I hand-stitched the handles to each side of the bag, though you could also machine stitch them on. Once your handle is on, the bag is done!!
These treat bags are great because you can create any design you want! Ghost, pumpkin, bat, anything. I loved the skull I saw on the Pottery Barn Kids so I went with that. For my next little one I’ll do something different. There are so many possibilities and it is a great inexpensive project!
Bugaboo now has his costume and his treat bag, so we are all ready for trick-or-treating this Friday!