Oh my gosh!! I’m so excited! I get to go trick-or-treating this year! Ahem, I guess I should clarify that I get to take my daughter out so *SHE* can go trick-or-treating. But who are we kidding, this year those treats are MINE. That’s the unwritten rule of parenting, isn’t it? And in future years, when she does get to enjoy her bounty, I get first pick at Reese’s peanut butter cups and crispy crunch bars – that’s a parental tithe, isn’t it?
Anyhow, that aside, I’m more excited than I should be to take our little girl out to visit family this year for her first Halloween adventure. And while she won’t remember it, I know she will enjoy it and we will have photos and memories to look back on.
I admit, I didn’t make her costume this year… in my excitement of becoming a Mom, I bought her an outfit when she was just two weeks old. BUT, I did make her this adorable trick-or-treat bag that is a little over eager for this year but can be used for many Halloweens to come!
I freestyled this bag using basic bag construction. I found some adorable kitty fabric at our local fabric store and spruced it up a bit with a kitty-cat appliqué. Double-sided fusible interfacing was used to initially secure my applique to the bag fabric.
To add a little more interest to my bag, I added a stripe of the contrasting fabric to the bottom.
I use my Janome Skyline S7 for appliqué work all the time.
While I have been doing a lot of sewing lately using the AcuFeed Flex Foot, I changed my foot to one more suited to appliqué so that I can turn it easily – it worked especially well on this curvy cat appliqué project.
And I used the appliqué stitch that can be found on most Janome machines.
And then for practical reasons (aka – to fit in more candy!), I did a box construction on the bottom to make it flat and open a little wider.
Momma needs all the extra peanut butter cups this bag can hold!
I’m soooo excited to take my daughter out on Halloween and put this little (big?) treat bag to good use!
Did you do any Halloween sewing this year? Do you have children that trick-or-treat? Will you be handing out candy this year? What is your favourite Halloween treat?