This month for my guest post I knew I wanted to do something Halloween related, but I couldn’t decide what it was. Then I thought of a treat bag! A treat bag in the shape of candy corn would be cute and easy, right? Yep! But then I realized we’d never use it…
And then came the FrankenZombie Treat Bag! The kiddo has a treat bag that he loves and doesn’t want to replace. We use it every year. And then I remembered the zombie birthday party invitation that he brought home the other day! So why not make a zombie gift bag that can then be used as a treat bag??? Oh yeah!
We got the whole family together for a design meeting! And then we got started!
The materials we used were cute Halloween fabric for the inside of the bag, green felt for the outside, random fleece and felt and yarn scraps for the embellishments, felt glue, some ribbon and cutting utensils.
Step 1- First I cut out the outside fabric. I made mine 14 inches tall by 11 inches wide.
Step 2- I found a circular item to round off the corners. Draw the circle and then cut.
Step 3- Next, I used my felt outside as a template to cut the inside fabric.
Step 4- The fun part is cutting out the scraps into zombie parts!
Step 5- Deciding what to sew and what to glue was tricky! At first the kiddo wanted to glue everything. Then glue nothing and sew everything! So I decided to sew the eyeballs, scars and mouth yarn. So I sewed those pieces down.
Step 6- Place the front and bag of the bag, right sides together. (I did add hair to the back, too!)
Step 7- Sew the inside pieces together, right sides together. And don’t forget to leave a hole!
Step 8- Turn the inside of the bag right sides out and insert into the outside of the bag.
Step 9- Don’t forget to also pin in the ribbon strap. Put this in between the inside and outside of the bag!
Step 10- Sew along the top of the bag! Then pull the bag right side out through the hole you left in the lining.
Step 11- Now glue down the pieces you have decided to glue! I glued the teeth, the nose pieces and the eyeballs! I also inserted a piece of paper inside the bag, just in case any glue went through, it wouldn’t glue the bag together! Then take that paper out once everything is dry.
Step 12- Sew the lining hole closed.
Step 12- And topstitch!
Step 14- Then get ready for some monster trick or treating!
Or use it as a gift bag! I love how the tissue paper looks like hair!
I thought it was going to be kinda small, but once we added goodies, the size seemed to be just right! What kind of treat bags do your kids use? Do they have a special one? Happy Trick or Treating!!