Hal­loween Treat Bags

Hal­loween has never been so cute. These bags are sure to get your lit­tle ghosts and gob­lins the treats they de­serve.

Quilter's World - - Sweet Little Things -

SPEC­I­FI­CA­TIONS Skill Level: Be­gin­ner Bag Size: 12" x 12", ex­clud­ing han­dle and ears

Cat Bag MA­TE­RI­ALS

• 2"-di­am­e­ter cir­cle scrap or­ange

tonal • 1/2 yard black tonal • 1/2 yard Hal­loween print • 1 pack­age craft-size bat­ting

(34" x 45") or scraps • Black all-pur­pose thread • White and black size 8 pearl

cot­ton • 1/2 yard 3/8"-wide or­ange

Hal­loween rib­bon • 1 (1") shank but­ton, any color • 2 (11/8") white 4-hole but­tons • 20" length black knit cord • Craft glue • No-fray so­lu­tion • 121/2" pa­per square • Din­ner plate • Em­broi­dery nee­dle • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies

CUT­TING

1. Pre­pare ear tem­plate us­ing pat­tern given. Cut as directed on pat­tern.

2. Make a bag pat­tern by fold­ing and creas­ing the 121/2" pa­per square in half. Us­ing a din­ner plate, mark and trim the folded pa­per to make curved bot­tom cor­ners as shown in Fig­ure 1.

3. Use the bag pat­tern to cut a bag front and back from the black tonal and Hal­loween print and two bat­ting pieces.

4. Cut two 31/2" squares and one 1"-di­am­e­ter cir­cle from bat­ting.

COM­PLET­ING THE CAT BAG

1. Pin the bag front to one bat­ting piece; ma­chine-baste 3/16" from the edge. Re­peat with the bag back and re­main­ing bat­ting piece.

2. Trans­fer the whiskers and cen­ter­line from the Cat Face Po­si­tion­ing Pat­tern to the cat bag front.

3. Use an em­broi­dery nee­dle and 1 strand of white pearl cot­ton to sew long quilt­ing stitches on the marked lines.

4. Place two ear pieces right sides to­gether and pin to the bat­ting ears; stitch all around, leav­ing bot­tom edge of ear open. Trim bat­ting close to seam; clip off tip. Turn right side out and press flat. Re­peat to make sec­ond ear.

5. Hand-stitch 1/4" from seam on each ear us­ing white pearl cot­ton and re­fer­ring to step 3.

6. Place the ears at the top of the cat bag front 3/4" from cor­ners as shown in Fig­ure 2; baste in place.

Fig­ure 2

Fig­ure 1

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