What you will need:
Sewing Machine with thread & scissors
Baker's Twin, yarn, or ribbon for the drawstring
First thing I did was cut a couple vinyl Halloween stencils with my Cricut and used transfer tape to stick them to the Muslin fabric. You don't need a Cricut, you could use any stencil you have.
Next, I painted the stencils using acrylic paint mixed with a textile medium. (The textile medium helps when painting on fabric)
After the paint was dry, I peeled up the vinyl stencil.
This is what it looked like after:
Then I trimmed the fabric to the size that I wanted the bag to be. I trimmed mine to 7 1/2 inches wide by 17 inches long. When the fabric is folded in half it makes a bag that's 7 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches.
Next, I folded one end of the fabric over about 1/2 inch (toward the center of the bag) and pressed with an iron. Then, I folded it over 1/2 inch again and pressed - this forms the casing for the drawstring. Repeat on the other end of the fabric.
Then, I sewed along the bottom of the casing on the wrong side of the fabric. I used the inside of my pressure foot as a guide. Make sure to sew each casing separately. Don't forget to back stitch!
Next, I sewed the side seams with the right sides of the fabric together - remembering to stop right before the casing so not to sew it closed.
This is what is looks like after it is sewn.
Then, I used a safety pin to pull the baker's twin through the casing to make the drawstring.
Lastly, fill the bags with whatever fun things you like!
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