spOOky bOO bags

posted on September 1, 2010 by  |  posted under Fun With Kids, Halloween, Sewing  |  16 Comments

DIY halloween bags

SpOOky BOO bags

DIY halloween bags

You can make these fun spOOky bags and fill them with treats for your kid’s school teacher, the bus driver, the music teacher, the secretary, the principal, your boss, your friend…whoever! Or use them for…SPOOKING YOUR NEIGHBORS! You can make these festive bags that are perfect for filling with treats and traveling around the neighborhood (start the You’ve been Boo-ed tradition)!

You can just hang it right on your neighbor’s doorknob,

DIY halloween bags

Ring and RUN!

My kids love this tradition because they get the thrill of being sneaky, and the adrenalin rush that goes with it!

For this project you will need:
a pair of scissors

3 pieces of felt for each bag

additional felt for the faces

heat and bond

various colors of thread(thicker is better, but not necessary)

a sewing machine(If you don’t have a sewing machine, the pumpkin was actually done by hand with a blanket stitch.)

I even put together a FREE printable pattern for you! Click here to get it!

The pattern is for the bag and also for the faces of the cat and ghost. For other ideas, Pottery Barn Kids has some similar bags and you might find some inspiration:)
Trace the squares onto the felt,

DIY halloween bags

Cut them out

DIY halloween bags

iron them onto the same sized heat and bond pieces,

DIY halloween bags

trace shapes on the back of the heat and bond paper,

DIY halloween bags

cut out the shapes, and before you iron them onto the front of the bag, draw and sew your mouth on with a zig zag stitch. After sewing, if you didn’t cover your pencil lines perfectly, just flip your felt or and…DIY halloween bags

line is GONE!:)
DIY halloween bags

Now line up your pieces,

DIY halloween bags

and sew them all together to form your bag.DIY halloween bags

I did the biggest zig-zag I had. You’ll want to start a quarter inch down, and use the presser foot to guide you. I wouldn’t go any closer to the edge than the width of the presser foot, I tried it and it wasn’t pretty!
Once everything is sewn, hand stitch the handles on,

DIY halloween bags

and you’re done!

Now for the fun part…teaching your kids the best methods for door bell ditching:)

DIY halloween bags

    1. September 2nd, 2010 at 6:08 am
      Lynn from For Love or Funny says:
      I never knew that a ghost could be so cute!
      .-= Lynn from For Love or Funny´s last blog ..Wall decal giveaway! =-.
    2. September 2nd, 2010 at 8:44 am
      Nesleirbag says:
      Spooktacular ideas! You girls come up with such great ideas. Keep them coming!
    3. September 2nd, 2010 at 9:52 am
      Nikki says:
      Missy this is so cute, but I can't get it to save on my computer so that I can read the text, it's always to small, and it won't download either, do you know why? Is there a trick to their site?
    4. September 2nd, 2010 at 11:30 am
      Kyla says:
      These are fantastic! Thanks for sharing!
      .-= Kyla´s last blog ..Spooky September! =-.
    5. September 2nd, 2010 at 11:47 am
      Nickelle says:
      Oh My Gosh! So "SpooKaLiSouS"!!! LoVe it!
      Thanks for Sharing!!
    6. September 2nd, 2010 at 12:39 pm
      Andrea says:
      "boo"ing people is one our favorite Halloween traditions. Thanks for sharing this cute sign printable :)
      .-= Andrea´s last blog ..Vinyl on Scrapbook paper =-.
    7. September 2nd, 2010 at 12:51 pm
      Nikki says:
      never mind figured it out1
    8. September 2nd, 2010 at 12:54 pm
      Marilee says:
      Can you do a version for a work place? Super cute I'm gonna start it around my neighborhood.
    9. September 2nd, 2010 at 1:02 pm
      Adria Ruff & Maureen Anders says:
      Hi Missy & How Does She Team - Maureen and I couldn't be more thrilled that you posted our Free Boo Package!
      Thank you for sharing it with everyone... we LOVE Halloween and hope that everyone enjoys the Boo printables!
      Adria & Maureen
    10. September 2nd, 2010 at 5:05 pm
      Emily says:
      These turned out so fun. I think I'm going to have to make some more for my kids teachers!
    11. September 3rd, 2010 at 6:44 am
      stacy says:
      We "boo" our neighbors every year and I have always purchased boo bags at Hallmark. Thank you so much for the free printables and opportunity to really make it from home. I love your website! Thanks!
    12. September 4th, 2010 at 7:47 pm
      Michelle says:
      Fabulous idea. Thanks SO much for sharing!
      .-= Michelle´s last blog ..It’s just another day… =-.
    13. September 9th, 2010 at 10:40 am
      Jennifer says:
      Awesome idea! I might try to make these this weekend!!! **I might try using Fabric Mod Podge instead of the heat and bond! ;)
    14. September 18th, 2010 at 4:25 pm
      Jennifer says:
      Just got done my first attempt (using my sewing machine for first time)......turned out great!! Can't wait to make a few more!! Thanks for sharing! (I sent you a picture through email) :)
    15. October 1st, 2010 at 8:39 pm
      Jenn says:
      How cute are those bags? And thanks for the free printable pattern. I've featured you here: http://www.mydeliciousambiguity.com/2010/10/how-to-start-boo-in-your-neighborhood.html Have a great day!
    16. October 24th, 2015 at 8:53 am
      Trista says:
      Thank-you for the wonderful tutorial and pattern! I'm so excited to try it out.
    Cupcake Liner Pom Poms
    Golf Themed Birthday Party
    • Popular Round Ups