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« on: September 24, 2008 03:55:30 PM »

My 4-year-old godson is going as Spiderman for Hallowe'en.  he used to have one of those plastic bucket things, but he broke the bottom out of it.  My friend says to him, "Why don't I just buy you a Spiderman pillowcase?"
"To put your candy in."
"That's for sleeping on mom, not for candy."

He's so funny (her and I both used pillow cases as kids, and plain ones at that).  I volunteered to make him a treat bag.  I just bought some of that cheapy Hallowe'en satin (I got it on sale for $3.50/meter-yard), a meter of each and made this cute bag, with fabric left over.  Also I figure that he can probably reuse it for a few years since it's not Spiderman specific.

Here's the main side

Other side.
*as you can see that handles still have raw edges, which I will be finishing up as soon as I need to go to the fabric store again*

Tute (only a sort-of tute, as it was pretty simple):
-2 fabrics
-thread and appropriate needle (I used an microfibre 70 for my satin)
-5/8" seam allowance

1. Cut a 36X24" piece of each fabric

2. Fold fabric A in half width-wise ("hamburger" haha does anyone remember that?).  Sew up the side seam only.  Repeat for second fabric.

3. Press seam open.  Turn the seam so it's centered at the back of the bag.  Sew along the bottom on the bag.  I double stitched both fabrics at the bottom so they can hold more candy!  Press seam to one side.

-kind of a dark photo, but this is my bottom seam

4. Make a pattern for the handle hole by cutting it out of paper.  I made mine longish, skinny ovals.  Flip the side seams of the bags back to the side (same side).  Line up the tops and side seams, and pin fabric together, then pin on handle pattern through all layers.  Make sure your handle is centered.  Either trace and then cut, or just cut out the handles.

-I put mine up too high I think

5. Put one bad inside the other, wrong sides together.  Pin around the edges of the holes to keep them from sliding around and zig zag around the raw edges.  Finish the raw edges with ribbon or bias tape.

6. Press the allowance on the top edges, raw edges towards the inside of the bag.  Pin up and zig zag around the top and you're done!   Grin

« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2008 04:09:09 PM »

How funny!  The kids got a point, though!   Wink

I love the fabric!  It's come out very nice!!
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2008 04:10:51 PM »

As a former pillowcase holding tricker treater, I have to say, I love that!
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2008 04:22:53 PM »

It's basically a pillow case with handles  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2008 07:19:18 PM »

Cute, washable and reusable ~good thinking! I need to make my kids some things like that instead of the grocery bags we always got stuck using. Sad

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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2008 08:24:36 PM »

I absolutely love it, I always hated using ugly pillowcases when I went trick or treating.  I wish I had a child to make one for, maybe I'll make one for my fiance...

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