How about this cute Trick or Treat bag with a special price on the embroidery design, from So Cute Appliques.

This bag is super easy to cut out and sew together.  No one has to know how little time you spent making it.

 

First things first.  Head over to So Cute Appliques Etsy page to purchase these adorable, machine applique embroidery designs.  Use coupon code SOCUTE30 to get 30% off any one applique design.  We picked out this adorable Frankenstein and super sweet ghost design.  The address is https://www.etsy.com/shop/SoCuteAppliques

Supplies

1/2 yard of heavy weight fabric such as duck or canvas.  Joann Fabric sells this in a nice assortment of colors.

1/2 yard of fabric for lining.  You can use just about any light weight fabric for this.  Polyester linings work great, but so does cotton broadcloth.

Assorted scraps of lightweight cotton fabric for applique.

Machines embroidery thread in various colors.

Embroidery stabilizer.  I used two layers of non woven mesh and this worked great since I was embroidering on a heavy weight canvas fabric.

Light adhesive spray to keep the stabilizer in place

Fabric pins

Sewing machine thread

Instructions

Shell

Cut two 18″ x 18″ squares from the canvas fabric.  On the wrong side of the fabric, mark the center on one of the 18″ squares so you can place the stabilizer.  Use a small amount of spray adhesive.  Apply stabilizer to square.

From the right side of the square mark the center.  I used a straight pin.  Hoop the square with the right side up and makes sure to hoop squarely.  Make sure the embroidery design is center.  Remove the pin before embroidering.

 

With right sides together, using a 1/2″ seam allowance sew both 18″ squares together leaving top edge unsewn.

Fold the seams over each other on both bottom corners.  Mark each bottom corner with a 5″ seam as shown in the photos below.  Stitch corners closed with right sides facing each other.  With bag turned wrong sides out, press side seams flat.

 

With wrong sides together, fold top raw edge of bag over 1/2″ and press.  Mark center top edge, front and back and place a mark 4″ away from center mark.  This is the placement for the straps. 

Repeat the previous steps for lining, excluding the applique step.

Cut two strips of fabric 2 1/4″ wide by 16″ long.  With wrong sides together fold each long edge of strip over 1/4″ and press.

With right sides together fold each strip in half and press, lining up finished edges.

Top stitch along each finished edge.  Lay strips aside.

With wrong sides together insert lining into bag.  Match seams and pin lining into place.  Pin straps into place using placement marks made earlier.  Using a 1/8″ seam from finished edge, secure lining and straps to bag. 

Turn bag right side out and press.  Do not use a hot iron over applique areas. 

 

We would love to see your photos of completed designs.  We’ll even post your photos.