Halloween Project: Learn How to make a Halloween Treat Bag with this FREE pattern and easy to follow tutorial. Make a bag that will last several Halloween trick or treatings!
This pumpkin tote is a fun addition to your Halloween collection that you can use year after year to collect candy or decorate your home!
orange fleece – 2/3 yard for large size, 1/2 yard for small size
small scraps of black fleece for pumpkin applique
nylon webbing – 2 yards for large size, 1 yard for small size (I often salvage this from broken backpacks or purses)
small piece of stiff cardboard, chloroplast, or plastic canvas for stiffening the bottom of the tote
How to make a Halloween Treat Bag
Step 1 – Cut out the Elements to the Trick or Treat Bag
Cut out 2 trick or treat bag pieces and 1 set of the pumpkin face. You will also need a rectangle of your cardboard/plastic (14.5″ x 7″ for large size, 9″ x 4″ for small size) as well as a scrap large enough to wrap around it.
Step 2 – Add the Jack O’Lantern Face
Use the glue stick to glue your pumpkin face pieces in place as marked on pattern (this temporarily helps keep them in place; you can also use pins).
I find it helpful to cut out the face on the pattern piece and use it as a template to place the face pieces.
Stitch around the edges with a straight stitch or zigzag.
Step 3 – Sew the Sides and Bottom to the Halloween Treat Bag
With right sides together, sew the two sides and bottom of your Halloween treat bag.
Step 4 – Sew the Corners
Fold the corners so that the side seam matches up with the bottom seam.
With right sides together, sew the corner shut.
Step 5 – Make the Bottom Sturdy (For candy)
Step 6 – Reinforce the Tote Bag Bottom
Place another layer of hot glue on the unfinished side of the cardboard/plastic. Carefully place it in the bottom of the Halloween treat bag. Now your bag has a sturdy bottom!
Step 7 – Finish the top edge of the Pumpkin Tote
Fold over the top edge to the wrong side by 1″ and stitch hem in place.
Step 8 – Add The Straps
Cut two lengths of webbing for the straps (18″ for small, 36″ for large). Melt the ends with a lighter so that they don’t fray.
Place the ends on the inside of the top hem, matching up with the markings printed on the pattern. Stitch in place with a box and an ‘X’ so that it is secure. You just finished the How to make a Halloween Treat Bag tutorial.
Download the Pattern Below:
Tote pattern is available in two sizes: small (9″ X 9″ X 4″) and large (14.5″ X 16″ X 7″)
More Halloween Tutorials:
- Boo Witch Mason Jars
- Candy Corn Bowling activity/ printable
- All Hallows Eve Printable Party Pack
- Fabric Pumpkin
- Jack O’Lantern Finger Puppet
- Halloween Printable Treat Box
- Jack O’Lantern Tote
Other Free Bag Patterns:
- All of the Free Bag and Purse Patterns available
- No Sew Hobo
- The Blogger Bag
- Leather Tote Bag
- Quick Sew Hobo
- Wine Bottle Gift Bag
- The Easy Book Bag
- Diaper Bag Tutorial
- The Man Satchel
- Shave Kit Case
- The Tablet Cover
- Quilted Leather Clutch
- Little Purse Tutorial
- Child Sheep Purse Tutorial
- Drawstring Backpack Tutorial
- Sleeping Bag Pack