For a lot of kids, Halloween can be one of their favorite holidays. Not only because they get to use their imaginations and dress up, but also because of all the candy!

Each child is unique, so why not make them a personalized trick or treat bag?

easy diy halloween trick or treat bag

Whether you’re going trick or treating or just doing a candy hunt in the backyard, you’re going to need something to keep all that candy in. If you’re looking for a quick, easy, and budget-friendly Halloween trick or treat bag, keep reading…

Why create this embroidered DIY Halloween trick or treat bag?

This easy Halloween trick or treat bag will hold the most important thing for your child this Halloween. Their candy!

Each child picks out their own unique Halloween costume, so why not make them a unique and personalized trick or treat bag to go with it? You can choose a custom fabric and embroidery designs based upon your child’s costume. If your child is going out as a creepy-crawly spider, you could create a yellow fabric bag with spider web and bug embroidery designs on it. If you have a magical princess, you could use purple fabric with some cute mylar pony embroidery designs. 

An extra touch would be to embroider your child’s name or initials onto their trick or treat bag. It’s easier to guess who’s candy bag is whose, which will save you from the dreaded “no, this one’s mine” fight. Plus, making instead of ordering and buying a custom bag, can save you a lot of money.

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Making this easy personalized trick or treat bag from home is budget-friendly, and you can ensure the quality is to your standards. If you need to get fabric from your local sewing store, you won’t need much material to create this project. Creating this bag can be very cost-efficient if you already have a fabric stash (I’m guilty too!), where you can grab fabric pieces you may have leftover from previous projects. If you don’t have enough of one kind of fabric, use two different fabric styles to make your trick or treat bag even more unique. No one will know, and because they’re intended for fun, it’ll look intentional. 

Making your own Halloween trick or treat bag will also save you a run to the store. Although shopping used to be a fun pastime, events have changed in recent months, and doing whatever you can from home can be safest.

To check out more Halloween inspired in-the-hoop projects, check out our Jack-O-Sac zippy pouch, Scary eye sac pillow, and Frankensac zippy pouch project.

Although our Halloween trick or treat bag tutorial outlines sizing for your bag, feel free to adjust sizing to best suit your child’s needs. 

Follow our simple steps below to create your own personalized Halloween trick or treat bag.

Supplies required for this DIY embroidery Halloween trick or treat bag:

  • Scissors 
  • Pins
  • Thread 
  • Stabilizer (to decide which stabilizer is right for different embroidery projects, check out our complete guide to embroidery stabilizers)
  • 2x pieces of webbing 28″ long
  • 2x pieces of fabric 12″ X 36″
  • Embroidery design templates, we used:
  • Sewing machine to stitch fabric and webbing (or if you’re feeling ambitious, just a needle and thread work too) -you don’t need a lot of sewing skills.
  • Iron (optional but recommended)

Want to check out our other Halloween inspired embroidery design? Click here to see more.

Halloween trick or treat bag embroidery tutorial:

Step 1: Cut 2 pieces of webbing 28″ long.

diy straps for easy halloween trick or treat bag

Step 2: Cut 2 pieces of fabric (canvas/duck) 12″ X 36″.

Print your embroidery design template for the top border.

Print your embroidery design template for the center of the bag design.

Step 3: Using one piece of fabric, fold one short side of fabric down 1″ and press, then fold 1″ again and press.

folding fabric for easy halloween trick or treat bag

Step 4: Using your fold lines as a guide, line up your embroidery design template for proper placement on the upper edge of the bag.

embroidery template for easy halloween trick or treat bag

Step 5: Stitch your border embroidery design onto the fabric.

embroidery design on easy halloween trick or treat bag

Step 6: Using your other piece of fabric, fold the short side of the other fabric down 1″ and press, then fold 1″ again and press.

Use the fold lines as a guide to line up embroidery for the upper edge of the bag.

Stitch out our border embroidery design.

border embroidery easy halloween trick or treat bag

Step 7: Using your embroidery design template, center your featured embroidery design below the design stitched on one side of the bag.

Hoop your stabilizer and fabric.

embroidery pumpkins for easy halloween trick or treat bag

Step 8: Stitch out your Halloween embroidery design.

stitching embroidery design for easy trick or treat bag

Step 9: With the correct sides of both pieces of fabric together, line up the border design to stitch the side seams (bag will be inside out during this process).

Stitch seams together to create a functional bag.

Press touching seams open with an iron.

stitching easy halloween trick or treat bag

Step 10: Measure over 2″ from one side of the bag.

measuring easy diy halloween trick or treat bag

Step 11: Fold the top down to the first 1″ marking.

Place one end of webbing inside the 2nd fold.

pinning strap on easy diy halloween trick or treat bag

Step 12: Extend to the top of the fabric.

Pin in place.

strap diy halloween trick or treat bag

Step 13: Measure over 2″ from the other side of the fabric.

Place the other end of webbing inside of the 2nd fold and extend to the top of the fabric.

Pin in place.

Repeat the above steps until both webbing handles are in place.

Step 14: Following the edge of the bag, stitch the top fold in place.

stitch easy diy halloween trick or treat bag

Step 15: Stitch the handles in place using an X stitch.

Press well.

stitching handles diy easy halloween trick or treat bag

Step 16: You’re ready for trick or treat fun!

easy diy halloween trick or treat bag embroidered

Conclusion: This easy to embroider DIY Halloween bag is a budget-friendly way to personalize your child’s trick or treating

Not only are these Halloween trick or treat bags easy and budget-friendly, but they’re also something the kids can help with planning. Spending time and making them together can bring sentimental value, and with their input, you know your child will love their new personalized candy holder. After all, for your child at Halloween, what’s more important than the candy?

Don’t forget to comment below if you’ve enjoyed this project and would like to see more. Happy stitching!

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