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Bag-A-Palooza Trick or Treater

It’s that time of the year again! Halloween! Last year both kids ran around with one of those small plastic pumpkin pail. This year, they will be trick or treating with momma made bag. Today for the Bag-a-palooza Blog Tour, I’m going to share with you how to make this Trick or Treater Witch’s Hat bag.

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Bag-A-Palooza Trick or Treater Witch’s Hat

The Trick or Treater Witch’s Hat comes in two sizes: Large and Small. The large bag stands at 16.25″ tall, 2″ deep, and the top opening is 5.75″ wide, while the bottom width is 9.5″. The strap depth is 12.25″ or if you opt to use the small bag strap it falls 4.5″ deep. The details on this bag includes tulle for the witch’s hat brim, contrasting fabric for the hat band and the hat buckle.

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The small bag stands at 13″ tall, 2″ deep, and the top opening is 6.75″ wide, while the bottom width is 9.5″ and the strap depth is 7″.

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You can use any medium weight fabric. I used canvas, corduroy, and home decor fabric for the main bag pieces, vinyl, felt, or quilting cotton for the hat band and buckle.

You can make different variation of this bag:

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You can add the tulle ruffles for a ballerina version

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You can remove the tulle ruffles, or remove the hat band and buckle for a candy corn treat bag!

So are you ready to make your own?

Let’s get started!

You will need:

  • Trick or Treater Witch’s Hat Pattern (click here)
  • Fabric (1/4 yard of main fabric and 1/4 yard of lining fabric for main bag, 2 yards of main fabric and 2 yards of lining fabric for strap, 1 yard of tulle, and scraps for the band and buckle.
  • 1″ D Ring
  • coordinating thread

Optional:

  • Interfacing

Before you get started, remember to transfer all the markings and notches from the pattern to the pieces.

Steps

For those who want to make the bag without lining, the instruction is towards the end of the blog post.

Lining:

Take your lining main piece and your strap piece, match the notch on the strap to the top of the lining piece.

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Pin the strap all the way around the bag piece right side together, paying close attention to the bottom corners. You will curve the strap as close to the corners as possible.

Trick or Treater Step 1a

Once you have pinned the strap to the bag sew using 3/8 inch (1cm) seam allowance.

Trick or Treater Step 2

As you near the bottom curves make sure to pay close attention and ease the fabric under the foot.

Trick or Treater Step 2a

 

Take your other lining piece and place it right side together with the strap, matching notch on strap to the top of the lining piece. Pin all the way around and sew using 3/8 inch (1 cm) seam allowance. Make sure to leave a 5″ opening at the bottom.

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Trick or Treater Step 3a

Set your lining piece aside.

Witch’s Hat Bag

You will need your main bag pieces, hat band, and buckle.

First line up the hat band to the notches on the main bag piece and sew using 1/4″ seam allowance.

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Place the buckle piece on top, you may choose to line it up to the left or right, just be sure to have the buckle at least 3/4″ from the hat edge/seam.

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Repeat for the other bag piece.

Trick or Treater Step 5a

 

Take your tulle and run a gathering stitch

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Take one of your ruffles and pin to the bottom of the bag. I lined it up 1/2″ from the side seam and folded the edge of the ruffles towards the middle. Repeat for the other bag. Sew a basting stitch using 1/4″ seam allowance.

Trick or Treater Step 7a

Trick or Treater Step 7

 

Take your strap and line up the top of the bag to the notch right side together. Pin all the way around sandwiching the ruffles between the strap, paying close attention to the bottom corners. You will curve the strap as close to the corners as possible. Sew using 3/8 inch (1 cm) seam allowance. As you sew make sure to check that the ruffles is not getting caught.

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Take your other main bag piece and match the notch to the top of the bag piece. Pin all the way around sandwiching the ruffles between the strap, paying close attention to the bottom corners. You will curve the strap as close to the corners as possible. Sew using 3/8 inch (1 cm) seam allowance. As you sew make sure to check that the ruffles is not getting caught.

Trick or Treater Step 8a

Take your lining piece and turn it right side out, keep your main bag piece wrong side out.

Trick or Treater Step 9

Insert your lining to the main bag piece, lining up the short and long straps.

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Pin the straps and the top, right side together. Sew all the way around using 3/8 inch (1 cm) seam allowance.

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Clip your corners….be careful and do NOT clip the stitching.

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Pull your lining out of the bag. Using the gap we left at the bottom of the lining, and carefully turn your bag right side out.

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Trick or Treater Step 13

 

Use a chopstick to push out the corners and curves.

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For the gap on the lining you can either sew together using 1/8″ seam allowance, or you can take out your handy dandy needle and hand sew it shut using a ladder stitch.

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Push your lining inside your bag.

Take your D ring and insert to the shorter strap. Pull strap end over the D ring about 3/4″ and pin. Sew 1/2″ from the D ring. Make sure to sew reenforcing stitching on this so that your bag of treats doesn’t break while trick or treating.

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Take your longer strap pull strap end over the D ring about 3/4″ and pin. Sew 1/2″ from the D ring. Don’t forget to sew reenforcing stitching.

Trick or Treater Step 17

Give it one final press around the top and straps and you’re all done!

Trick or Treater Wtich's Bag

 

No Lining Version

Take your main bag pieces and fold the top edge 3/8 inch (1 cm) to the wrong side and press. Repeat for the other bag piece. Sew using 1/4 inch seam allowance.

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**Follow the steps above in sewing the hat band, buckle, ruffles, and strap.**

We will work with the longer strap first, with the wrong side facing up, fold in side seams 3/8 inch (1 cm) and press.

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Repeat for the shorter strap. Sew using 1/4 inch seam allowance.

Trick or Treater Step 20

Take your D ring and insert to the shorter strap. Pull strap end over the D ring about 3/4″ and pin. Sew 1/2″ from the D ring. Make sure to sew reenforcing stitching on this so that your bag of treats doesn’t break while trick or treating.

 

Trick or Treater Step 16

Take your longer strap pull strap end over the D ring about 3/4″ and pin. Sew 1/2″ from the D ring. Don’t forget to sew reenforcing stitching.

Trick or Treater Step 17

Give your bag final press and you’re all done!

Bag a palooza trick or treater bag all three

 

If you liked this tutorial, just wait until you see the other bloggers in this tour!

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Check out the Bag-a-palooza Blog Tour, each day this week will feature another tutorial.

Stop by Paisley Roots for another treat bag and tutorial today.

The rest of the week line up is as follows:

Tuesday: Coral & Co. , Phat Quarters

Wednesday: DIY Crush, Beatnik Kids

Thursday: Sew and Tell Project, Pear Berry Lane

Friday: Lulu & Celeste, Sunflower Seams

 

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  • This is such a cute idea! Thank you so much for sharing!!!!