Here's an early Halloween project for ya! My crafty to-do list is so long right now so I'm trying to get things done early instead of scrambling at the last minute. I decided that this year I wanted to make my girls some trick-or-treat tote bags to cart their Halloween candy around in. Did you ever just use a pillowcase when you were younger for your candy? I did & I can remember trying to fill that thing up! That's basically where this idea came from. I wanted something like a smaller pillowcase-style bag that my girls could carry. I added the handles, making this a really simple, basic tote bag!
When I had this project in mind I was picturing a different fabric completely. But you know how that goes! Then you go to the fabric store & can't find exactly what you had pictured & settle on something else. And, as in this case, your project still usually turns out just as cute as you thought it would! I actually really do like this fabric & Kaylee loves it because there's some pink & purple on it. Perfect!
I just made the tote bags exactly the same for each of my girls & then added their monogram on it so they can keep track of which one is theirs. It was easy to do to! I used my Big Shot to cut the scallop circle out of black felt & then sewed it onto the front panel for the tote bag. Then I used my computer to create a really large "K." I printed it out, cut it out & then traced it onto the orange polka dot fabric. I then cut that out, used spray adhesive to attach it to the center of the black felt scallop circle & then used bright pink embroidery thread & hand-stitched it on. I did all of this before assembling & sewing together the bag.
Of course I made one for Aidynn too!
I decided to line it with the orange polka dot fabric for some extra strength, plus it just looks so darn cute!
And here is Kaylee modeling her new trick-or-treat tote bag so you can get an idea of the size. I wanted it to be a little big for right now so that they can grow into it & use it for many years of Halloween fun to come!
She's just so cute!
*Edited 8/28/10: To those who are wondering I got this cute Halloween fabric at JoAnn's!
Also, Tasha over at Creation Corner has started a Link Party Friday. People can link up whatever projects they've been working on lately. What a fun idea! I decided to link this monogrammed trick-or-treat bag up, so go over to Creation Corner & check it out & see what everyone else has been creating lately too!