Introduction

These cute Halloween themed totes are so durable and easy to make you just might use them for your grocery shopping all through October.

Step 1

Halloween Treat Bag

Halloween Treat Bag

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Gather Materials

You can use any color canvas or cotton duck fabric. Make sure your sewing machine is set with a heavy duty denim needle and heavy cotton thread.

Pro Tip

For the best bang for your buck, use painter's canvas. You can find it in the paint supply section of your local big box home improvement store.

Step 2

Halloween Treat Bag

Halloween Treat Bag

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Trace

Trace the ghost or bat outline on the paper side of the fusible web.

Pro Tip

If you prefer not to use fusible web, use freezer or wax paper for this step.

Step 3

Halloween Treat Bag

Halloween Treat Bag

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Iron

Place the fusible web, paper side up, onto the felt. Iron on low to melt the adhesive onto the felt. Once it adheres, let it cool slightly, then cut out the forms. Remove the paper backing and lay each form, adhesive side down, onto the right side of one piece of the 15x18 inch canvas. Iron on low to adhere.

Pro Tip

If you did not use fusible web, the freezer paper will temporarily stick to the felt when ironed on low. Cut out and remove freezer paper, then hot glue in place on canvas.

Step 4

Halloween Treat Bag

Halloween Treat Bag

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Hem the Top Part 1

With the wrong side up, press the top edge of one of the bag pieces down 1″ and press.

Step 5

Halloween Treat Bag

Halloween Treat Bag

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Hem the Top Part 2

Fold down another inch and press. Sew along the top and bottom of the hem.

Step 6

Halloween Treat Bag

Halloween Treat Bag

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Attach Handles

Unfold and place one end of the belting onto the folded hem. Make sure the raw edges of the belting sits at the fold. The outside edge of the belting needs to be about 4 inches in from the side of the canvas piece. Repeat on the other side. Take care to not twist the belting. Do this on the other piece of canvas as well.

Step 7

Halloween Treat Bag

Halloween Treat Bag

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Attach Handles Part 2

Sew a box around where the belting attaches to the bag. Then sew an "X" on the middle of the square. This will make sure the handle is on securely. Repeat on the other side and on the other piece of canvas. Once the handles are attached, pin the two sides of the bag with the right sides facing each other and sew a 1/2 inch seam allowance around the sides and bottom of the bag.

Step 8

Halloween Treat Bag

Halloween Treat Bag

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Box the Corners Part 1

Pull the corner of the bag flat so that the side and bottom seams are now on top of each other. Mark a straight line across on the bag and sew on that line. Repeat on the other side.

Step 9

Halloween Treat Bag

Halloween Treat Bag

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Box the Corners Part 2

Trim off the excess. Repeat on the other side. Turn the bag right side out and enjoy!

Halloween Treat Bag

Halloween Treat Bag

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe