DIY Halloween Treat Bag to Sew

These Halloween goodie bags are great for trick-or-treating or party favors.

The Trick-or-Treat season is just around the corner.  Is your house the one that all the children in your neighborhood love to trick-or-treat at because of the Halloween candy bags? Or are you the house to toss a small piece of candy into trick-or-treater’s buckets?

This year, whether getting ready for all the superheroes, princesses, monsters and ghosts that stop by the house or you’re hosting a Halloween party or need a party favor for a classroom Halloween party, this simple DIY treat bag is the perfect solution filled with candy and trinkets.  

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Halloween Treat Bag Idea

But you’re kinda busy and don’t think you have time to spend making treat bags.  Our Halloween treat bag is pretty darn quick to make, taking only about two to three minutes to sew.

 With our free pattern and tutorial, you can make our DIY cute Halloween fabric treat bag in minutes.  The pattern only requires the sewing of two seams after cutting the fabric and ribbon.  Then, fill with candy and secure with a bow and it’s done.

'Tis the season to get crafty, so get to it by watching this video and making Halloween goodie bags.  And for those of you who prefer photos and text, keep reading this post for our photo tutorial with step-by-step instructions.

If you’re heading out with the kids for trick or treating, you can also make our simple Halloween Trick-or-Treat Tote Bag to collect goodies.

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DIY Halloween Treat Bags Finished Styled

WHAT YOU NEED to make halloween candy bag:

  • Halloween Fabric
  • Scissor
  • Pinking Shears
  • Rotary Cutter, Ruler and Mat (optional)
  • Ribbon
  • Pins
  • Candy
  • Sewing Machine and Thread

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fabric goodie bag step-by-step INSTRUCTIONS :

STEP 1: fabric

These DIY fabric treat bags are a great project for all those random Halloween scraps of fabric leftover from other Halloween projects.

But, of course, you can purchase fabric at your favorite fabric store.

STEP 2: cut fabric / ribbon

With a scissor or a rotary cutter and ruler,  cut a rectangle of Halloween fabric that measures 5” x 13”.  

Cut a piece of ribbon 20” long. DIY Halloween candy Bags Fabric Ribbon

STEP 3: ribbon placement

Fold the ribbon in half.  Take the folded end and pin it on the right side of the fabric on one of the long sides.  It should be pinned  1 1/2 inches from the top (short sides are the top of the bag).   The folded edge of the ribbon should extend slightly beyond the side of the fabric.

DIY Halloween Goodie Bags Pin Ribbon

To prevent the ribbon from getting caught while sewing, fold the ribbon into an loop shape and pin it in a few placed to hold it in place.

Then, fold the fabric in half so that the right sides (pretty sides) are together and the fold is at the bottom.  It will now measure 5” x 6½”. DIY Halloween Treat Bags Right Sides Together

STEP 4: sew treat bag side seams

Go to the sewing machine and stitch the two sides using a straight stitch and a 3/8”  seam allowance.  Don’t forget to backstitch at the beginning and end. DIY Halloween Treat Bags Sew Sides

STEP 5: trim

With pinking shears trim the raw edge of the side seams and across the top of the bag.  Don’t worry if you don’t have pinking shears, just leave the edges raw. DIY Halloween Treat Bags Pink Seams

STEP 6: turn treat bag right side out

Flip the bag right side and gently push out the corners.DIY Halloween Treat Bags Turned Voila, a finished goodie bag.

STEP 7: fill with goodies and tie bow

The final step is to fill the bag with candy and tie a pretty bow around the top.DIY Halloween Treat Bags Tied

One thing nice about these goodie bags is after the candy is eaten, kids can repurpose the bag to store some little treasures such as marbles, jacks, stones and lots of other things.

DIY Halloween Treat Bags Finished Styled

 This so simple Halloween Treat bag can also be used as a gift cardholder.  

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Happy Sewing!


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If you need more handmade Halloween craft ideas. you can visit these Halloween tutorials.

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