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T-shirt Trick-or-Treat Bag

T-shirt Trick-or-Treat Bag
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 5y - 9y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

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Thien-Kim Lam
5 Projects

Figuring out your kid's costume is a big part of the Halloween fun--but his or her trick-or-treat bag doesn't need to be an afterthought. Our family has an abundance of t-shirts, so we decided to make a memorable, reusable trick-or-treat bag. There's no sewing machine involved; your child can make it with just scissors and felt. My kids loved their bags so much that they're already playing pretend trick-or-treating already!

How We Did It

T-shirt Trick-or-Treat Bag
We lucked out and I found this orange t-shirt in my closet, but any solid color would work. You can also find really soft, well-loved t-shirts at the thrift store.
T-shirt Trick-or-Treat Bag

Start by cutting off the sleeves, just outside the seam (where the sleeve is sewn to the body of the shirt). Make sure you're using a sharp pair of scissors. My daughter loves this part because she has permission to cut up clothes.

T-shirt Trick-or-Treat Bag

Create a wider opening for the bag by cutting off the neck binding. T-shirt fabric doesn't fray, so don't stress about jagged edges, etc. Discard the sleeves and neck pieces.

T-shirt Trick-or-Treat Bag

Cut off the bottom of the t-shirt, just above the stitching. Hang on to this part. We're going to use it later.

T-shirt Trick-or-Treat Bag

About 2 inches above the new hem (bottom) of the shirt, cut 1" vertical slits across. First pinch the shirt, making sure you grab both layers, then snip. Try to keep the slits no more than 2 inches apart.

T-shirt Trick-or-Treat Bag

Work on your fine motor skills by threading the hem you previously cut off through the slits, going up and down. (You're basically creating a drawstring.)

T-shirt Trick-or-Treat Bag

Cut sticky felt into shapes and attach to the bag. We planned out the placement directly on the shirt before we pulled off the backing to stick the felt on the shirt. My daughter decided on a jack-o-lantern face for her bag.

T-shirt Trick-or-Treat Bag

Pull the bottom closed using the drawstring you inserted. Tie the ends together and double knot. Cut off the excess fabric. The shoulders of the shirt are now the handle and the neck is the opening. Ta-day! A brand new upcycled trick-or-treat bag!

Keywords

halloween

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