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2016 Halloween Trick Or Treat Baskets

26 Oct



This year my job was to make the grandkids Halloween baskets to go with their Zoo Animal theme.  Their mom, Katie, is making all the Halloween costumes…boy is she doing an awesome job!  I can’t wait to show them to you.


This Rhino trick or treat basket is for Caden.  He’s the first one I made and I was very happy with the results.  I kinda just winged it.  The head is a template I found online and increased the size.


This Crocodile trick or treat basket is for Kylan.  He too is made from felt with rick rack teeth and scales down his tail.  He is made from a sewing pattern I downloaded and adjusted for the basket.  


Lastly, this Flamingo trick or treat basket is for Kinzley.  It’s perfect because she just LOVES pink and I found out that her Halloween costume has no pink at all!  Like the other baskets, this one is made from felt.  I made all pattern pieces. 


I also made the Giraffe, Hippo and Moose heads (shown above) to decorate their camper/campsite.  I had the felt and just couldn’t help myself!

Hope you all have a very Happy Halloween!


My Stay Open Trick or Treat Bag

29 Aug

With Halloween is just around the corner, I decided to make my 21 month old grandchild, Caden, a trick or treat bag that would stay open so his treats could easily be dropped in it. 

Here’s how I made it. 


Measures 9” X 11 1/2”

Cut two 9 3/4” X 13” bag pieces

Cut two 2 1/2” X 14” handle pieces

One 19” piece of hard plastic or boning 1/2” wide


Fold both long sides of the handle to the center. Press, then fold in half, press and stitch sides close to the edge.


With right sides together, stitch sides and bottom 3/8”. Zigzag raw edges to finish. 

Make a top casing by folding the top edge under 1/4”, press and then fold under 3/4”. Pin in place along the bottom fold. 

Insert plastic/boning piece, overlap ends 1” and secure with tape. 

Stitch casing in place close to the bottom edge. 

Turn the bag right side out.

Fold both ends of the handles under about 3/4”.   Press. 

Pin the handle ends to the bag, below the casing, about 2 1/4” from each side.   Pin and stitch in place.

There you have it, a lightweight bag that stays open to receive all those Halloween goodies.

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