Easy Trick-or-Treat Bag

Last week I shared Suraya’s Halloween costume…. a funky witch!

DIY Funky Witch Costume

It turns out she needed a new trick-or-treat bag too!

Framed Witch Silhouette Trick or Treat bagWith 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.

Easy Trick or Treat Bag

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.

Silhouette Weld Tutorial

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!

Easy Trick or Treat Bag

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!

Framed Witch Silhouette Trick or Treat Bag tutorial

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.

Easy Witch Silhouette Trick or Treat Bag

Voilà! Witch’s bag is done. Now it’s time to collect some treats! No tricks please. ;)

 

6 Comments

  1. October 28, 2013  10:42 am by Esra Reply

    Wow her costume is lovely!!! I love(!) the Punky Brewster vibe. And this treat bag is just darling! Great job as always!!!

  2. October 28, 2013  11:12 am by Cheryl L. Reply

    Great easy tutorial, and adorable daughter! Her costume is so fabulous.

  3. October 28, 2013  12:49 pm by amy of while wearing heels Reply

    That is adorable. I love how you paired 2 images together. The silhouette and witches hate go so well together. I had no idea you could do something like that.

  4. October 28, 2013  11:50 pm by Nicole stanleyN Reply

    Absolutely adorable!!This is perfect Halloween costume I would love to get one for my 4 years daughter.

  5. October 29, 2013  5:16 am by ColleenB. Reply

    Now that is the cutest witch I have ever seen and what a great looking costume to boot along with a great bag.

    I gotta find me some of them striped stockings / tights tho for a project I have in mind; not no more for this year but maybe next.
    Suraya, you have a fun and safe Halloween
    ColleenB.

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