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Friday, October 20, 2017

DIY: Toddler Trick or Treat Bag Tutorial










I'm a sentimental person. I remember when I was 7 or 8 years old, my Nana made me a witch Trick-or-Treat bag and I thought it was just the coolest thing in the world. So cool in fact, I still have it with my other Halloween decorations. Having something that's made specifically with you in mind is special and so much more meaningful (to me at least) than anything store-bought.  Now I'm fully aware that when Ty gets a little older, he's going to probably want to trade out his Frankenstein Trick-or-Treat bag with a pillow case because hellllooooo way more candy! Until then, I'm going to soak up watching him running around with his toddler size bag saying Trick-or-Treat to everyone he passes.


To make this bag, I used this tutorial here and made the following adjustments:

1. Extended the dimensions to make bigger. Instead of 9x9.5, I did 12x13.5

2. I found some cute Halloween fabric and lined the bag and straps with it to make it more durable....and cute!

3. I added bolts on the side of the bag because Frankenstein to me isn't complete without them right?! To do this I just cut 4 T shaped pieces from grey felt, sewed them together and stuffed with fluff. For more detail I took some of the black embroidery floss I used for the face details and just stitched some lines to make it look more like bolts. To finish, sew them in when you put the right faces of the bag together.

4. To make this treat bag a little more personal, before finishing, I took the back side of the bag to my local embroidery shop and had Ty's name put on the back. I do the same thing when I make our Christmas stockings. ( to see Tyson's Christmas stocking, click here )


Tip:

**For the smaller pieces of fabric like the white felt for the eyes, red fabric for the mouth, and grey felt for bolts, I asked if they could just cut sample sizes and got them for free! It doesn't make sense buying a ton of fabric you only need a little of and if your fabric store does sample sizes why not!?**


2 comments:

  1. This is so stinking cute! You're such a fun and crafty mom!

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    1. Aww thanks Paige! You're so sweet! I have fun doing this kind of stuff.....especially when it's a quick easy craft lol

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