Last week I shared Suraya’s Halloween costume…. a funky witch!
It turns out she needed a new trick-or-treat bag too!
With little time left before Halloween, I made her a quick and easy, but yet funky bag to go along with her costume.
What made this project even easier is my Silhouette. However, even if you don’t own a Silhouette, this is still a simple bag to make… you would just need to do the cutting yourself instead.
All that is needed to make this bag is a tote, fabric, and fusible interfacing. No sewing is involved here, but since I already had the Silhouette interfacing on hand, I opted to use it.
I pulled up the images in my Silhouette library that I wanted to use. I couldn’t find a good witch silhouette, but I was able to easily make one with a female silhouette image and witch’s hat that I had in my library.
To create the good witch silhouette, I placed the hat where I wanted on the female silhouette. Selected both images at the same time and then welded the two together into one. That’s all there was to it!
I ironed the interfacing to my fabric and then had my Silhouette cut out the shapes I wanted for me. I did make the green oval cut out slightly larger than the frame’s inner diameter.
For those that don’t have a Silhouette, you can search for an image online, print, and use it as your pattern. Iron the interfacing to the fabric first, pin or trace your pattern to your fabric, and then cut. If you are going for the same design I did, you may want to look for a more simplified frame to hand cut. The choice is yours!
The final step: Ironing! I bought my tote from the dollar store, and it wasn’t iron friendly. So to keep the tote from melting away, I placed a piece of fabric larger than my iron on top of my cut outs, set my iron on a lower heat than I would typically use for cotton fabric, and ironed it down for just a short few seconds. I did one cut out at a time.
Voilà! Witch’s bag is done. Now it’s time to collect some treats! No tricks please. ;)