Trick-or-Treat Bag

This Trick-or-Treat bag has a TON of room for all of the candy! We also loved it for a reusable bag for groceries!

Materials

  • Main Fabric: 0.5m
  • Lining Fabric: 0.5m
  • Strap Fabric: 0.2m
  • Bottom Fabric: 0.2m
  • Interfacing: 0.5m

Instructions

  1. Cut out the following rectangles:
     2x Main Fabric: 17 ½” x 10 ½”
     2x Strap Fabric: 17 ½” x 2 ½”
     2x Strap Fabric: 25 ½” x 2 ½”
     2x Bottom Fabric: 17 ½” x 7 ½”
     2x Lining Fabric: 17 ½” x 20 ½”
     2x Interfacing: 17 ½” x 20 ½”

2. Take (1) of each Main Fabric, Strap Fabric 17 ½” x 2 ½”, Bottom Fabric rectangles and stitch together with 1/4″ seam allowance.
Main fabric > Strap Fabric > Bottom Fabric

3. Topstitch the middle strip flat. Repeat for the other side.

4. Take your Strap Fabric: 25 ½” x 2 ½” rectangle and fold in half lengthwise, stitch and turn out to create 2 straps

5. Take your 2 main rectangles, lining rectangles and fusing rectangle, cut 3” x 3” squares out of both bottom corners.

6. Take your main rectangle and 1 strap. With the right side up, Measure in 4 ½” in from the side and pin the edge of the strap in place. Measure in 4 ½” from the opposite side and pin the other end in place. Stitch down to secure. Repeat with your other main rectangle piece and strap.

7. Trim the interfacing 1/4″ around all the edges. Place your main bag pieces wrong side up and adhere the interfacing to both pieces.

8. Place your main pieces right sides together. Stitch down the sides and across the bottom with 1/4″ seam allowance. Press seams open. Don’t stitch the corners.

9. Once pressed pull each corner out and stitch across with 1/4″ seam allowance.

10. Place your lining pieces right sides together.

11. Pin in place leaving a 3″ opening in the bottom. Stitch down each side and along the bottom, leaving the opening. Press seam open. Do not sew the corners.

12. Once pressed pull each corner out and stitch across with 1/4″ seam allowance.

13. With your main bag inside out, turn your lining right side out and place inside your main bag. Matching corners and side seams.

14. Tuck your straps into the bag so they are out of the way and stitch around the top with 1/4″ seam allowance.

15. Turn right way through the opening in the lining. Topstitch the opening closed.

16. Stuff the lining into the main bag and topstitch the top edge and press as needed.

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