We have a Halloween themed get-together next week and my lil’ missy wanted to bring something to pass out to her friends. We picked out a few items from the dollar store and I got to work customizing some small treat bags to hold all the goodies.
These treat bags are so cute! I can picture so many uses for these little bags… Class room treats, party gift bags, treasure holders, and the list can go on and on. The bags are quite simple. Just one piece of fabric, folded and sewn together. It’s fairly quick to make several at a time, using the assembly line method.
I used bakers twine for the tie, but ribbon, bias tape or other decorative cording would work too. The possibilities for customization are endless. You could stamp, embroider, use an iron-on, piece together scraps or use special fabric to make them your own.
To customize the bags for Halloween, I made a screen print with my little screen print making kit, love this thing! (Remember my pillows?) It only takes 25 minutes to create the silk screen and it makes the process so much easier decorating multiple items.
Ready to make a treat bag?
Here’s what you need:
- A bit of fabric
- Ribbon, or twine for the drawstring
- Ruler, scissors, fray check and other basic sewing supplies
Fold the top over 1/4th inch, then fold over again so the edge of the folded top is even with the line you drew.
Repeat for the other side.
Pin in place and sew along the bottom of the fold to create the casing. Don’t forget to back stitch. Take care to not sew stitches through the other side/casing.
Flip bag right side out and press.
Use a safety pin to pull string/ribbon through both casings. Trim strings and use fray check as needed.
Decorate as desired.
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