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Halloween is just around the corner! I love this time of year; I love the pumpkins, the crisp cool air, the changing leaves, and the excitement in my children. My kids love to dress up as anything they want and run around the neighborhood trick or treating.
The urge to craft came on strong the other day and I decided it would be so fun to make my kids new bags for trick or treating. I wanted to create something cute, but also simple and frugal (because that’s how I roll!).
I came up with the idea of a no sew trick or treat bag. I’ll be honest with you….it was even EASIER than I originally had planned! (win!)
Trick or Treat Bag Tutorial
– Scrap fabric
– Iron/ironing board
– Pattern for tracing
You will first need to find your pattern for tracing. I asked my kids what picture they wanted on their bags and they requested a spider and a cat.
After a quick google search I was able to find a couple of good tracing patterns. Print these off and then cut out the shape.
Now, follow the directions found on your wonder under fusing.
I cut out a large square of wonder under (large enough to cover the entire shape), and ironed the rough side onto the wrong side of the fabric.
Use your tracing pattern to trace the shape onto the paper side of the wonder under.
Once the pattern is traced, cut the picture out (fabric and all).
Last, you will gently pull off the paper backing of the wonder under. Center it on the bag, and then iron it.
I have found that holding the iron steady for 5-10 seconds over each section of the picture helps give the applique a nice firm hold.
That’s it! You’re done! See, I told you it would be easy!! It probably took me a total of one hour to finish both bags! Quick crafting, is my type of crafting!
There are so many fun possibilities for these bags! Pumpkin, ghost, witch hat, bat, skeleton, or lettering would all make darling trick or treat bags!
I can’t wait to watch my kids go trick or treating with their new bags!