This time of year is my absolute favorite. The weather starts to cool off (unless you live here in Florida), everything at the store is pumpkin and Halloween is just around the corner.
This week I joined the Halloween Bag-A-Palooza Blog Tour and it’s been a lot of fun. Today is the last day of tour and I am excited to share a fun tutorial for all of you with little girls.
2- 12″x10″ Main Fabric
2- 12″x10″ Complimentary fabric for Lining
2 – 5″x12″ Main Fabric for Straps
4- 6″x72″ Strips of Tulle
General Supplies: Machine, Iron, Scissors, Coordinating Thread
This tutorial uses a 3/8″ seam allowance
1.) Pin main fabric pieces right sides together and sew along the two sides and bottom. Pin lining pieces right side together and sew along the two sides and bottom, leaving a 2″ opening on one side. Snip corners and press seams open.
2.) Make box corners by pressing the corner into a flat triangle. Measure 1″ in from the corner and stitch. Repeat for all corners on the main and lining bag. Trim excess fabric at corners
3.) Take a strap and press the length of the strip in half, wrong sides together, matching up the raw long edges. Open the strip so the wrong side is facing up. Press the raw edges so that they meet at the folded center crease. Press in place. Fold the strip in half again and press. Topstitch the strap closed by stitching 1/8” from the double folded edge. Repeat with other strap.
4.) Pin strap to main bag, 1 1/2″ from side seams and baste to keep in place.
5.) Now turn the outer bag right side out and tuck inside lining, making sure they fit snugly together. Pin the bag and lining together and sew. Turn bag right side out by pulling the bag through the opening you left in the lining. Close lining with a ladder stitch.
6.) Topstitch around the perimeter of the bag to reinforce straps and keep the bag and lining together. We are almost finished!
7.) Lay all of the tulle layers on top of one another, pinning the short ends together and stitch. Add a gathering stitch to the long raw edge of the tulle 1/4” from the edge. Gather the tulle so that it is approximately the same width as the bag.
8.) Pin the tulle upside down to the middle of the bag, 4″ from the top, adjusting the gathers evenly. Sew in place. Press the tulle down and topstitch.
You now have a tutu treat bag any princess will love!!
My daughter is so excited to use her new bag on Halloween as part of her witch costume. She’s already dressed up a few times and pretended it was the big day. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Let me know what you thought in the comments.
Be sure to check out all of the bags for some great inspiration and thank you for stopping by.
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