Whether you’re sewing or buying a costume this year, don’t neglect the joy of making your own Trick or Treat Totes! No tricks here, just the treats of six tote tutorials I’ve gathered for you and the choices you’ll enjoy making. From simple, to trimmed to character shaped, I know you’ll find one that’s just what your littles need for fun candy gathering!
Easy Halloween Fabric Tote
Short on time? You can still make the durable, super-quick Trick or Treat Totes designed by Jordyn of the Almost Supermom blog! You’ll need under two yards of Halloween themed fabric, matching thread, your sewing machine and just a tiny bit of time to make this cool handmade tote. Jordyn’s method for finishing the lining is a neat trick in itself and her steps are simple to follow. If you have more than one trickster in your home, this design could easily be multiplied. Cut the pieces for several and sew them all up at the same time! Click here for Jordyn’s easy, basic tote tutorial.
Decorated, Personalized Tote
Black and orange fabrics are always on sale this time of year, so pick a few for these uncomplicated, but totally cute Trick or Treat Totes! Use solids, stripes or prints and enjoy sewing up a quick, decorated bag that will be fun to tote along. Lindsay of The Cottage Mama blog offers great instructions for a nicely finished, lined tote you’ll truly love making. She used fusible fleece and cotton webbing straps for sturdiness that could make this an “every year” tote. Great instructions on adding trims, machine embroidery and appliques make this a good choice for beginners, too. Click here for the Decorated Tote tutorial.
Ric Rac Trimmed Tote
Jumbo ric rac gives this simple, easy-to-sew Trick or Treat Tote a distinctive look! Designed by Trisha for the Fabric Mill blog, it’s quick and spookily darling. Trisha’s tote includes a nicely boxed bottom, optional interfacing and a fun lining. Have the kids help with the decisions and make it unique with your fabric choices. All in all a freaky-fun make that everyone will enjoy! Click here for Trisha’s tutorial.
Custom Character Tote
If you’ve carefully crafted a costume for your cutie, it deserves something more than a plastic pumpkin treat tote! That’s what Andrea of Andrea’s Notebook thought, so she designed a basic tote you can easily adapt to coordinate with any character costume. Constructed of felt and plastic canvas, Andrea’s tote is quick to assemble and will leave you plenty of time for customizing. These are sturdy Trick or Treat Totes and you’ll love Andrea’s kick starting hints on how to make it match your little’s costumes. Definitely a treat tote win! Click here for Andrea’s well labeled images and easy to follow steps.
Felt Cat Tote
Cat Face Trick or Treat Totes? Yes, please! This irresistible felt creation from Kimberly of Straight Stitch Designs will be a favorite year after year. Kimberly shares her tote on the Make It and Love It blog with nicely detailed instructions and delightful pictures. Her downloadable pattern includes an option for a pumpkin shaped tote if you’d prefer that design. You’ll combine sewing with a little gluing and have a meow-fully cute tote ready for carrying in no time. And, who knows – maybe cat loving treat givers will put a little extra in this cool kitty?! Click here for the Felt Cat Tote tutorial.
Talented Arlene of the Winter Peach Etsy shop designed this irresistible Jester Owl tote for delicious trick or treating. Arlene’s amazing design is available as a reasonably priced PDF pattern that includes excellent instructions and lots of pictures. Jester finishes at about six inches in diameter. If you want a larger owl buddy to tote along, it could easily be enlarged on a copier. Arlene specializes in patterns that offer lots of help for beginners – whooo wouldn’t love that? Click here to visit the Winter Peach Etsy shop.
Making Trick or Treat Totes can be an enchanting family project that introduces the joy of sewing and the value of handmade. They’re fun to make and your little ghouls will be so thrilled with their custom bag! Get the kids involved in the fabric choices, adding embellishments like cat faces or even the sewing if they’re old enough. It’s a boo-tiful time to work together!