Seasonal Crafts

Halloween Bag Tutorial


Pumpkin Treat Bag Tutorial

Halloween is fast approaching. Even if the costumes and treats are store bought, it's always nice to add something handmade to the holiday. Maker Team member Susana of @gazaposcraft designed a felt treat bag that is sure to be a hit with kids and will satisfy your desire to add a personal touch. Pull out the felt and candy and let's get started!

Halloween is so much fun! We can dress up however we want, be the character we like the most and even become a child once again. Our children celebrate by collecting candy in the neighborhood with friends. This festive pumpkin bag is a great way to create something for them while having a little fun yourself!

Skill Level: Beginner
Time: 3 hours

Project supplies

Shop Supplies

Additional Supplies:

Treat Bag Template  (click to download)
Sewing Machine - optional


1. Print the Treat Bag Template above. Use the bag guide to measure and mark the bag dimensions onto Black felt with a water soluble pencil. The solid line is for cutting and the dashed line is for folding.

Drawing bag guide onto felt

2. Cut along the continuous lines. Fold along the dashed lines. Mark the folds with an iron.

Felt bag cut and folded

3. Hot glue the folds to assemble the bag.

Hot gluing bag into shape

4. Cut a 2 x 18" strip from Black felt for the handle. Cut in half lengthwise and machine sew strips together with a zig zag stitch down the center. The two pieces can also be sewn together by hand.

Sewing handle into double thickness

5. Sew the handle ends to the top of narrow sides of the bag.

Sewing handles to bag body

6. Use the Treat Bag Template to trace and cut the pumpkin elements from felt.

Cutting pumpkin parts from felt

7. Glue the Umber felt to the top and bottom of the Chanteney felt to give the pumpkin shadows.

Hot gluing felt shadows to pumpkin

8. Use the sewing machine (or by hand) to sew along the ridges of the pumpkin with Umber (1056) thread.

Stitching ridge marks onto pumpkin

9. Glue the eyes, nose and mouth to the pumpkin.

Gluing face to pumpkin

10. Glue the finished pumpkin to the front of the bag.

Gluing finished pumpkin to treat bag

Happy Halloween and happy crafting!

Finished pumpkin treat bag

Thanks to Susana for designing and writing this tutorial! You can follow her on Instagram @gazaposcraft or visit her website. Stay tuned for more tutorials from the Benzie Design Maker Team!