I just did not have time to sew costumes for my children this year, but I think I made up for it a bit with these fun treat bags. They are really fast to put together, and, unlike most costumes, we can put them up to use again next year!
The design allows them to sit open like this when you pull the handles apart so that you can see the goodies inside:
But when you pick the bag up and pull the handles together, the bag closes up like this to keep treats safe and sound inside. Pretty cool, huh?
Ready to make one or two or a dozen? You can find the tutorial right here: Treat Bag Tutorial. If you sew up any, please be sure to share pictures. I would love to see!
Thank you for this wonderful tutorial! Andrea
Love the shape of this bag!! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:
This is perfect…what a great idea! Thank you.
These bags are so cute! It makes me want to start sewing. I even posted a link on my Favorite Feeds Friday.
Thanks for sharing this awesome bag. Love the fabric combinations you chose.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful treat bag tutorial. Well done.
Grazie mille per questo utile e bellissimo tutorial! Ciaooo
I might have to try this, though not for candy since I’m a little late seeing it. 🙂 Thank you so much for the tutorial. You are so talented!
Where is the tutorial for these darling bags? I can’t seem to find it on your site. Right after your description it jumps to comments – but no instructions. 🙁 I really want to make these!
The link is in that very last paragraph. I changed the color of the link so that it’s a little more obvious. Thanks for the comment! Enjoy!
Claire from HandmadebyClaireBear says
I love this, it’s so simple!
I think I’m going to make a huge version for myself to carry my teaching stuff in. I have wanted a bag that will hold itself open when I put it down and close up when I carry it over my shoulder for ages, and you’ve inspired me.
Thanks for this tutorial. I didn’t get the bags made last year, but I did in time this year. Thanks!
Thanks for this tutorial. I plan to use it with Christmas fabric for my needlework group.
I wish I was as skillful and talented as you miss Bonnie 🙂 I’m late for Halloween but I think I’m in time for Easter goodie bags!!!
Thank you, Melissa! I think these would make perfect Easter goodie bags. Hmmm . . . I might have to do that myself!
Would love to make this bag for Halloween this year and love the tutorial but I don’t see the pattern pieces, I know I must be missing something somewhere 🙂 Can you help me find them?
Hi, Kim! You just need to click on the red letters that say “Treat Bag Tutorial” in the last paragraph of the post. http://www.fishsticksdesigns.com/Tutorials/Treat%20Bag%20Tutorial.pdf
I see the Tutorial I was just wondering if I missed something because I read cut out pattern pieces but I think it’s just measurements not actual pieces.
Thank you 🙂
Pictures of my attempt here:
http://www.twenty-five.net/poisonwood/2014/10/14/back-to-sewing/ (at the bottom)
Thanks for the tutorial.
I made this bag last night and I’m pretty pleased with it. I can’t figure out how to post a picture though!
Kathy G says
I made your bag for my granddaughters to take with them for halloween this year. Thank you for the great instructions.
Here is my version:
Rebecca Wright says
Love your pattern. Can”t Wait to make it. Thank you for sharing.
Chrissie van Tol says
I made this over the weekend and may make a few for the pre school kids in my family. Love it.
Why can’t I open the tutorial? So wanting to make these.
Thank you for the tutorial. Found you on Pinterest…made this in a few hours for my granddaughter. Here is my pic..
Linda @ Sewing Shop says
Thanks for sharing this awesome treat bag pattern and tutorial! I featured it on my blog today: http://www.sewingshop.net/blog/cool-treat-bags-for-trick-or-treat/
Kimberly Gilbert says
CAn you please tell me where I can find this beautiful fabric with the haunted house and orange background?
Vicky Hooper says
Love them and they sew up so nice. Thank you
Kimberly Corbett says
Hello. I pulled out a couple of these bags (I made a few years ago) while getting ready for Halloween. I thought I would like to make some more, but when I click on treat bag tutorial, it brings me right back to this page. Is there some where else to get the pattern/tutorial? Thank you.