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How to Make A Spooky Coffin Goody Bag

Project Level: Easy

A black felt coffin shaped halloween goody bag

About Fabric Love

Established in 2015, we are a small, independent fabric shop in Colchester, Essex, UK dedicated to providing our customers with great quality, affordable fabrics along with fabulous customer service and super fast delivery!

With a combined wealth of over 50 years sewing experience between us, we have a real passion for what we do and enjoy sharing our love of sewing and crafting with our lovely customers!

About Fabric Love

Established in 2015, we are a small, independent fabric shop in Colchester, Essex, UK dedicated to providing our customers with great quality, affordable fabrics along with fabulous customer service and super fast delivery!

With a combined wealth of over 50 years sewing experience between us, we have a real passion for what we do and enjoy sharing our love of sewing and crafting with our lovely customers!

About Fabric Love

Established in 2015, we are a small, independent fabric shop in Colchester, Essex, UK dedicated to providing our customers with great quality, affordable fabrics along with fabulous customer service and super fast delivery!

With a combined wealth of over 50 years sewing experience between us, we have a real passion for what we do and enjoy sharing our love of sewing and crafting with our lovely customers!

Trick or Treat!!!!

As Halloween approaches what could be more perfect for your little Ghoul, Vampire or Witch?

This coffin shaped goody bag is original, easy to make and will hold lots of goodies!

The dimensions are H.27 cm, D 5cm

This can be made with a fat quarter. I made it with black felt, polycotton and heat & bond to give it structure.

Are you ready to impress and scare your friends and neighbours?

You Will Need

About Fabric Love

Established in 2015, we are a small, independent fabric shop in Colchester, Essex, UK dedicated to providing our customers with great quality, affordable fabrics along with fabulous customer service and super fast delivery!

With a combined wealth of over 50 years sewing experience between us, we have a real passion for what we do and enjoy sharing our love of sewing and crafting with our lovely customers!

About Fabric Love

Established in 2015, we are a small, independent fabric shop in Colchester, Essex, UK dedicated to providing our customers with great quality, affordable fabrics along with fabulous customer service and super fast delivery!

With a combined wealth of over 50 years sewing experience between us, we have a real passion for what we do and enjoy sharing our love of sewing and crafting with our lovely customers!

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Instructions

Download the PDF pattern. Print the pattern ensuring you do not check the box on the print dialogue that says "Scale to Fit" or "Fit to Page" and check that the test box has printed at the correct size of 5cm.

Step 1

Cut out the shapes on all layers of fabric.

Following the instructions, iron the Heat and Bond onto the wrong side of the front, back, sides and base of the outside pieces.

Step 2

Pin the outside pieces together, right side to right side.

Start with the base, pin a side piece to it and stitch. Repeat for the other side.

Stitch the front of the bag to the base of the coffin. Starting from the bottom corner, sew to the top corner. Repeat for the other side.

Repeat for the back panel.

Sew a coffin bag

Step 3

Mitre the corner seams on the bag. This means trimming the corners to reduce the bulk on the seams.

Turn your bag the right way round and gently push out all of the seams. You can use a bodkin, the wrong end of a pencil or a piece of doweling.

Please try not to use scissors, you might undo your beautiful handiwork.

Press the sides firmly to give your seams a sharp edge.

 Coffin Trick or Treat bag

Step 4.

Repeat step one to construct the bag lining leaving one side seam open. (This will enable you to turn your bag the right way round).

How to Make a Handle

Step 5.

Fold  the fabric in half lengthways and press.

Open the fabric and place 2cms of heat and bond down the length of the bag handle, next to the centre crease.

I used off cuts to do this.

Fold the fabric in half lengthways again and press to ensure that the heat and bond attaches to the fabric.

You should have a 5mm gap between the edge of the heat and bond and the edge of the fabric. Fold this edge in and press.

Turn your handle the other way up and using the pressed side as a guide fold the outside edge in to match it. Press.

Using your sewing machine, stitch along the open edge close to the folds. Press again.

I know, you might think I have a thing for irons. I don't. I loathe ironing but sewing and pressing go hand in hand. It gives your projects a sharp, professional finish and bonds the stitching to the fabric.

Step 6.

Pin the handle to each side of the bag and stitch closely to the top.

This will hold the handle in place.

sew a handle onto a bag

Step 7.

Pull the lining up over the outside of the bag, right side to right side, (the wrong side of the lining should be facing up).

Stitch along the top of the bag 5-10mm from the edge.

Pull the main body of the bag through the gap in the lining and hem it.

Push the lining into the bottom of the bag.

sew bag lining onto a bag

Step 8.

Using your thumb and forefinger, roll the inside of the top lining down into the body of the bag. Do this all the way around the opening.

Pin the lining and top stitch close to the edge.

Step 9.

Finally, cut the letters out and using your fabric glue, stick them onto the front of the bag.

I used a ruler to ensure that the letters were straight.

So thats it... all ready for Halloween! Have you got your route planned for maximum sweetie haul?

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