And when you’re making Halloween totes, spider webs are perfect! This is one of the reasons why I was so happy to use the Haunted House fabric collection by Carta Bella – it includes fun Halloween spider web prints in not one but THREE colorways: orange, purple and black. A perfect match for my Halloween sewing plans!
Sneak peek also here, if you like video slideshows 🙂
I used this pattern: Gift Bag (in my shop). You can use any bag pattern (or draft your own!), and modify it as shown here- scroll down for measurements – And I added one FREE Size!
Also, it’s a fairly quick project – good if you only have an hour or so to spare.
Since the pattern in the shop is payable, I figured I could give you a 7th size for free, here on the blog – with the cutting instructions to make a Halloween tote bag just like the one in the pictures. So here we go!
The finalized tote bag size here in this post is 8″ x 8″ x 3″ (width, height, depth) If you want to make an identical one, here are the dimensions, cutting and piecing information you need to make your own:
Fabric selection: To make one of these totes, you’ll need approximately half yard of fabric per bag.
For bag exterior:
- 11 3/4″ by 6 5/8″ in Web orange (2 pieces)
- 11 3/4″ by 7 1/2″ in Stripe Black (1 piece)
- 11 3/4″ by 1″ in solid black (2 pieces)
- 19 3/4″ by 11 3/4″ in Stripe Black
- 8″ by 4″ (2 pieces) in web orange
I added fusible fleece to the exterior piece (11″ by 19″) and the handles (8″ by 2″). As you will have noticed, the fusible fleece pieces are just a bit smaller than the exterior to prevent bulk when sewing.
Cutting and piecing
1) For a bag identical to the ones pictured, you’ll need to piece the prints together first. These are the cutting instructions, to make it easier for you:
And those who know me, it’s happened again: I got carried away by the feel of the fabric and made a few other things out of the Halloween prints. So much fun! Stay tuned so you don’t miss out on new Halloween sewing projects!