DIY Halloween Treat Bag

Learn how to make a DIY Halloween treat bag perfect for parties and goodies. This beginner sewing project makes a simple gift with fun Halloween fabric!

Whenever I start to see Halloween decorations and costumes in the stores, I get really excited. I love getting ready for Fall and Halloween. The autumn months are so much more enjoyable as an adult when I’m not in school.

Get ready for all the Halloween parties and get togethers with these DIY Halloween treat bags. They are easy to sew, and so cute when they are filled with candy and little toys. Give one to kids and adults alike!

I fell in love with this cute candy fabric that I found at Joann fabrics. It’s just the perfect fabric for DIY Halloween treat bags. Any basic quilting cotton fabric will work perfectly for these simple drawstring bags.

DIY Halloween Treat Bag

Do you love to sew? Try one of these fun sewing projects:

DIY Halloween Treat Bag

DIY Halloween Treat Bag


DIY Halloween Treat Bag supplies

Cut four squares of fabric that are 9 inches wide and 21 inches tall (or 9 inches tall and 21 inches wide). Go with the directional print of the fabric.

cut four rectangles

Finish the two long sides of a rectangle with either a serger or a zigzag stitch.

finish long sides

Fold the long edges in half to match up right sides together. Pin the edges together.

fold in half right sides together

Mark a line 1.25 inch down from the top. Mark another line 1.75 inch down from the top. Do the same to the other side.

mark hole for drawstring

Sew the sides with a 1/2 inch seam allowance but do not sew between the marks. Sew to a mark, backstitch, skip to the other mark, backstitch, and then finish sewing the seam. Do the same to the other side.

sew to mark, leave hole, sew again

Fold the top down 1/2 inch and press. Fold it down another 1/2 inch and press again.

fold down 1/2 inch twice

Sew around 3/8 inch from the top to secure the casing in place.

sew casing in place

Cut whatever you will be using for the drawstring about 18 inches long.

cut ribbons

Use a safety pin to thread the drawstring through the casing from one of the holes on the sides.

thread ribbon through casing with safety pin

Tie the drawstring ends into a knot.

tie drawstring into knot

Pull the drawstring tight to close the Halloween treat bag.

DIY Halloween Treat Bag

Make the other 3 treat bags. You finished!

DIY Halloween Treat Bag

If you make something using this pattern, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

DIY Halloween Treat Bag

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