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trick-or-treat bags

Yes, I already made my girls trick-or-treat bags last year.  One teeny problem, they were gigantic (which will come in quite handy when they get older and want more candy), so I thought I’d make something a little more pint sized. 
I recently had purchased the Jane Market Bag pattern over at Posie Gets Cozy and thought it would be the perfect starting point.  I actually am planning a bunch of Jane Market Bags for Christmas, but we’ll see how far I get!  I simplified and scaled down the pattern to make it more kid sized.  If you’re really curious, the main pieces I used were 12″ wide by 10″ tall. 
Oh, and I couldn’t resist adding some smiling candy corn on the front, just because.
I think this size would make a cute little gift bag, too, so don’t be surprised if you see more in the future!  More Halloween goodness to come, including the girls’ costumes and some decorations. 
The giveaway winners will be announced early tomorrow morning, cross your fingers.  :)

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22 Responses to trick-or-treat bags

  1. Gwen @ Gwenny Penny 10.29.2010 at 12:07 pm #

    I adore this fabric, Anna! It’s adorable. And great job with the smiling candy corn… what a cutie:) Perfect size bags.

  2. Care 10.29.2010 at 12:09 pm #


    I just realized the metal buckets I bought for my boys last year (thinking they would be strong) both lost their handles. Time for me to whip up some bags, too!

  3. florzinha Tá 10.29.2010 at 12:20 pm #

    Oi Ficaram lindas e alegres.. ]

  4. Admitted Fabricaholic 10.29.2010 at 12:26 pm #

    Super cute!!! Love them!!!

  5. Emily 10.29.2010 at 12:36 pm #

    Cutest bags ever! Smaller bags are also good b/c the look more full with less candies. :)

  6. Twins Squared 10.29.2010 at 12:48 pm #

    These are super cute! :)

  7. Sew Much Ado 10.29.2010 at 1:03 pm #

    Cute! I bought my sons halloween buckets and was thinking that they were too small, till I came to reality and realized that that is WHY they were good! That looks like a great pattern!

  8. Nancy's Couture 10.29.2010 at 1:04 pm #

    Those bags are the perfect size!!! I haven’t made the kids bags yet and no w I know just what size I want to make them. The smiling Candy Corn is adorable!!!!

  9. Bethany 10.29.2010 at 1:06 pm #

    You’re lucky you have girls–I’ve been trying to come up with something for my 8 year old nephew and it all comes out too sweet for his liking.
    Love the smiling candy corn!

  10. hilltopmom 10.29.2010 at 1:18 pm #

    Those are great. They’ll have the cutest bags on the block.

  11. Terri 10.29.2010 at 1:34 pm #

    I did this afew months back it worked wonderfully, only I ised them as gift bags for my friends gifts you can see here

    I love that you added charachter by making it a holiday bag to and that candy corn is adorable I love it great job!

  12. fourgambelgirlsandaguy 10.29.2010 at 1:51 pm #

    Love the “smiley face” on the candy corn ~ well, I love the whole bag, but that is a nice, original touch!

  13. Jessica 10.29.2010 at 2:28 pm #

    I love the fabric you used and those smiley candy corns are adorable!

  14. Kourtney 10.29.2010 at 3:41 pm #

    So cute! I did the same thing for my little guy… I couldn’t find a good pattern so I used a gift bag as my pattern. Happy Halloween!

  15. Ellen 10.29.2010 at 4:45 pm #

    Just precious. The little toes are cute too – bet they’re getting excited!

  16. Mary 10.29.2010 at 4:54 pm #

    So cute! The smiling candy corn are the best :-)

  17. vanessa 10.29.2010 at 6:49 pm #

    love it! my kids are getting the $1 version from walmart. i’m a total slacker this year. sigh.

  18. Jenny 10.29.2010 at 8:28 pm #

    So cute, Anna!

    719 comments??? Not good odds, my friend. But here’s hoping!

  19. Dahlia 10.30.2010 at 1:44 am #

    Way cute! I love that candy corn too :) Oh yes, my fingers are crossed for tomorrow…

  20. Maxabella 10.30.2010 at 3:07 am #

    Ark, so damn cute! (She says as she nudges the plastic pumpkin buckets she bought for $2 each under the table…) x

  21. Cate 10.31.2010 at 4:07 am #

    Oh come on, surely the big ones are the right size for all the halloweeny goodness?! No seriously, they are so cute! We are doing halloween over my post too…fun day! :-)

  22. Aunt Peaches 11.01.2010 at 8:16 am #

    Neato! Love this bag long after Halloween is gone!

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