Friday, October 29, 2010

Repurposed Halloween Dishtowels-into-Treat Bags

If you're looking for a quick, easy way to make some treat-holder bags for Halloween, here's an idea. I bought 2 halloween-themed dish towels at the local $dollar store and used some sparkly ribbon I had already at home. Simply fold the towel in half (right sides together so that the bag is inside-out during sewing), sew up the sides, and sew the ribbon on each side for handles. Flip it back right-side out for a finished bag. That will give you a "flat" bag... if you wanted to "square" up the bottom 2 corners (like the ones in the photo) to give you a wider bag-bottom, you can do that also: while the bag is inside-out, after sewing up the sides...make a triangle fold out of each corner, and sew perpendicular to the bottom of the bag (the sewn line makes the flat line of the triangle opposite the point of the corner).

I'm not the greatest at explaining things all the time, so if you are confused with my directions (which wouldn't surprise me lol) you can always how to square the bottom of a bag for sewing. :)

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