Jo has been busy planning her daughter’s Halloween party, so we were talking last week about making some treat bags for the kids. Our egg-shaped felt sachets were such a hit that we knew a similar design would be great for Halloween candy. And what better symbol to represent Halloween candy than candy corn? So I got some craft felt in yellow, orange, and white, and I got to sewing. (If you haven’t figured out yet that I’m Jo’s personal seamstress, you haven’t been paying enough attention!)
For each sachet, you will need the following:
- 1 piece of yellow felt cut 4″ x 3.5″
- 2 pieces of orange felt cut 4″ x 2″
- 2 pieces of white felt cut 4″ x 3″
- 1 piece of ribbon 24″ long
For an extra touch, trim the long sides of the orange felt pieces with pinking shears
Start by placing the two orange pieces on either side of the yellow piece, overlapping by just a tiny bit. Make sure the orange pieces are on top, and pin in place.
Take the piece to the sewing machine and sew the orange pieces down.
Now place the two white pieces on either side of the orange, and overlap them just a tiny bit. Again, make sure the orange is on top. Pin in place.
Use the sewing machine to sew the pieces together.
Flip the piece over, then fold the two ends of the white pieces in one inch. Pin in place.
Again, go to the sewing machine and sew where you have pinned. This seam will create the pocket for the drawstring at the top of the pouch.
Fold the entire piece in half, inside out (the orange piece that you used the pinking shears on should be facing the inside). Take it to the sewing machine and sew up either side, but stop when you get to the seam for the white pocket. You don’t want to sew the pocket closed, or else you won’t be able to get the drawstring in there!
Now the sewing is done on the piece. Go ahead and turn it right side out.
You’ll notice right away that the white part at the top is a little too wide, since it didn’t get sewn like the rest of the sides did. To take care of that, just flatten it as best you can and snip off the ends with some scissors.
Then, using our tip for threading a drawstring, put a safety pin on the end of your ribbon and use that to help you feed the ribbon through the pocket of the sachet. Once you’ve got it through both sides and back out the same place it went in, you can remove the safety pin.
Now just pull the ribbon and tie it in a bow, and you’re done!
I mean seriously… how cute are these? You can fill them with any small candy or toys, but of course candy corn looks the best! And they were so easy and inexpensive to make, too. I made twelve of them in about an hour, with only about $4 worth of supplies.