Whether trick-or-treating or having a spooktacular celebration at home, this DIY treat bag will be the talk of all the ghouls and goblins.


  • 10 1/2-by-28 inch piece of fabric
  • Sewing machine
  • All-purpose thread in a corresponding color
  • Rotary cutting mat/quilter’s ruler
  • 5/8-inch grosgrain ribbon in a corresponding color
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins


Fold one short end of fabric over 1/4-inch, then another 1/4-inch and hem with a straight stitch using a sewing machine. Repeat on other short end of fabric.

Cut four pieces of ribbon, two at 23 inches long and two more at 11 inches long.

For each handle, measure 2 inches in along stitched edge of fabric and place end of longer piece of ribbon 5/8-inch down in this spot. Stitch in place using a straight stitch. Repeat for opposite side of handle, ensuring that ribbon isn’t kinked or twisted.

Line shorter piece of ribbon up along edge of stitched fabric. Stitch in place, slightly in from each long side of ribbon, using a straight stitch. Repeat on other stitched side of fabric.

Fold fabric in half, right sides facing each other, so that handles match up. Stitch along sides of fabric with a straight stitch, using a backstitch at the top and bottom for strength and leaving a 1/4-inch seam allowance.

Turn fabric right side out and pull out corners using a straight pin.


ORANGE & FIELD TIP: Use fabric and ribbon in colors that match yours or the kiddo’s costume.