No need to send your kids out with a pillowcase this year when you can make this simple to sew Halloween reversible trick or treat bag. No pattern needed. And it has pockets!
This particular trick or treat bag was sewn to coordinate with a lame fish costume a certain five-year-old I know will be wearing.
Note: When I refer to side one, I am referring to the blue fabric. When I refer to side two, I am referring to the pink fabric.
Cut out fabric rectangles
- Side One = Cut 1 rectangle 16" x 29"
- Side Two = Cut 1 rectangle 16" x 29"
- Pocket on Side Two = Cut 1 rectangle 9" x 29"
- Facing = Cut 1 rectangle 4" x 29"
- Handles = Cut 2 rectangles 4-1/2" x 20"
- Fold under 1/2" on one long edge (29") of the pocket fabric.
- Press and top stitch in place.
- Place the pocket on top of side two with the wrong side of pocket to right side of bag matching the side and bottom edges.
- Baste in place.
- Measure 9" from each side edge and mark.
- Sew the pocket to Side two along the marked line.
- Side One and Two = fold in half right sides together
- Stitch the side edge in a 1/2" seam.
- Stitch the bottom edge in a 1/2" seam.
- Match the side seam (or side edge) to the bottom seam, forming a point.
- Measure 1" in from the point and mark.
- Sew on the marked line forming the corner of the tote.
- With wrong sides together, slip bag side one into bag side two matching the top raw edges.
- Pin in place.
- Baste together 1/2" from the raw edge to hold the two bags together.
- Measure 2" in from each side.
- Pin one handle on one side of the bag 2" in matching raw edges.
- Repeat for the other side.
- Stitch handles in place.
- Fold facing in half, wrong sides together, matching short edges.
- Stitch together in a 1/2" seam
- Press seam open.
- Press under 1/2" on one long edge of the facing.
- Pin facing to Side Two, wrong side of facing to right side of bag, matching top edges.
- Stitch together in a 1/2" seam.
- Turn facing to Side One and press in place.
- Top stitch the lower edge of the facing to Side One.
- Top stitch the upper edge of the facing.
- NOTE: The top stitching will show on Side Two so decide before you top stitch if you want to use a contrasting or matching thread.
- I used YLI Glow Bug glow in the dark thread for the top stitching.
- Turn bag to side one - admire.
- Turn bag to side two - admire
- Repeat while trying to decide which to use for Halloween.
- Done! That was easy wasn't it?
And just to please you traditionalists - the next trick or treat bag will be sewn from this Happy Halloween fabric!