DIY: Trick or Treat Bags

trick or treat bags

Remember that super cute double sided table runner my sister and I made during Skype & Craft?? Well I had lots of fabric left from that. I decided that I would use some of it to make trick or treat bags for the kids. They were super easy and I whip them both out in an evening while my husband was out on vet calls.
I remember growing up my siblings and I always had those silly plastic pumpkins to trick or treat with. They would seriously fill up after a block of houses. I decided even though my kids are small I was going to make their bags bigger because they eventually going to be big kids. This way they can grow with the bags. Fun huh?? I am super excited to have them use them here in a couple weeks.

You will need:
34×15 inches outside fabric
34 x 15 inches inside fabric
Bias tape (optional)
Left over of both material for handles
Sewing machine

1st: Fold the fabrics hamburger style and pin them wrong sides together.

2nd: Sew both the sides together. You shouldn’t have to sew the bottom of the bag at all because you folded the fabric in half.

3rd: Turn the fabric right side out. You should have the inside and outside fabric facing right side out now.

4th: You can either sew a bias tape around the top of the bag or fold the top over and pin it, then sew it. I sewed bias tape on my. I thought it made it look a little nicer.

5th: Take scrap material from each fabric. Measure out 15x 1 inch of each and cut it out. Sew the two fabrics for two handles wrong sides together.

6th: Now turn the handles right side out, and sew the open ends to the inside of the bag. I sewed them just below the bias tape. I went over them a few times to be sure they were attached well.

There you have it! An easy 6 step DIY super cute/easy trick or treat bags for your kids. Happy Halloween!!


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  • Linda Bass

    What a great idea…I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Halloween Treat Bag. I must share. Hugs, Linda on Poinsettia Drive

  • We see a lot of Halloween Food Recipes this time of the year but this is the first Halloween Treat Bag I see. And it seems to be so easy to make What a great craft! Pinning this one!

  • I can’t get tired of this project! Thank you so much for linking at #ThursdayFavoriteThings! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #OverTheMoon on Sunday night. Don’t forget to comment your link #’s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured! Pinned and shared.

  • Love the material you used for these treat bags! Pinned. Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle!

  • These DIY Trick or Treat Bags look great, Charlene. What a fun idea. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

  • Arianne Plehandzic

    i love this post…so cute, so easy!! Thanks for adding this to #seasonalbloghopjoy

  • How cute! I broke my sewing machine last christmas (it was actually my moms old one) and I think its time for me to get a new one so I can make fun diys like this!

  • This would be such an easy way to make bags that coordinate with your child’s costume! (Although I have to say, I love the fabric you used!)

  • Cristina Steele Stauffer

    These bags are darling, Charlene! Such a great idea. Pinned and sharing for sure! 🙂

  • Glenda Cates

    Those are adorable and would be fun to make with my sister and Charlie and different from all of his friends Halloween Bags.

  • samantha ramos

    I love these Charlene! They are so cute and the best part is they’re big. I am a little sewing challenged so I think I’ll ask my mom to help me make these. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Jessica

    These are so cute! And easy. I think that it would be fun to let my kids pick out their own fabric for these, too!

    • Charlene Bullinger Asay

      That would be so fun for your kids to pick out their own fabric. I hope they enjoy their bags. Thanks for stopping by.

  • These are sooo cute…. and a great alternative to the pillow cases we always used! I love how easy they are… it’s always great to have a project you can whip up in an evening! Thanks for stopping by my new party…. I love seeing a friendly face around the Welcome Home Wednesday Link Party! Can’t wait to see what you link up next week!

    • Charlene Bullinger Asay

      Thanks Betsy. What a fun link up party. I love it. These bags are my favorite. I made them last year for my kids. I loved watching them trick or treat with them. Can’t wait for this year.