Are you sewing for Halloween? Are there costumes in the works? You can add today’s easy Halloween bucket into the mix! Anna of HootnHaller designed this bucket to hold lots of treats. Anna quilts and teaches sewing classes in Maryland. Learn more about Anna at HootnHaller, and let us know in the comments below if you make a treat bucket this year!
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Hi, everyone! I’m Anna from HootnHaller. I am so excited to be here on Sew Mama Sew to share a Halloween bucket with you.

This is a simple and quick project that will help your kids stand out while trick-or-treating this Halloween!

Materials

  • 3 fat quarters
  • 1/4 yard fusible fleece
  • 1/4 yard fusible interfacing

Cutting

  • Fabric 1 – (2) 5.5″ x 11″
  • Fabric 2 – (2) 7″ x 11″ and (2) 6″ x 22″
  • Lining fabric – (2) 11″ x 12″
  • Fusible fleece- (2) 11″ x 22″
  • Fusible interfacing – (1) 6″ x 22″

Sewing
1. Sew both exterior pieces together along one 11″ edge using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press seam towards bottom fabric.

2. Layer exterior piece on top of fusible fleece and fuse together. Topstitch along the bottom fabric 1/8″ from the seam.

3. Sew both exterior pieces, right sides together. Use a 1/4″ seam allowance and sew along both sides and the bottom. Leave the top open. Repeat this same step for lining fabrics.

4. Fuse interfacing to the handle fabric (6″ x 22″). Fold the long edges together making a piece that is 3″ x 22″. Open the fabric. Fold each edge towards the center crease that you just made. Finally, fold the fabric in half. You will have created a finished handle that is 1.5″ x 22″ and has no raw edges visible. Top stitch the handle 1/4″ from each edge.

5. Box the corners of the exterior section and the lining. Mark your sew line 2″ from the point of the corner. Sew on this line. Cut off corner leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance.

6. With the exterior fabrics facing outward, pin the handles in place on either side of the bag. The 1.5″ edge of the handle should be facing towards the top of the bag.

7. Now place the exterior pieces inside the lining pieces so that rights sides are together. Pin the tops together. Sew using a 1/2″ seam allowance. Leave a 3″ opening so that you are able to turn the project right sides out.

8. Turn the bag so that the correct sides are facing out and all seams are hidden between the two layers. Press the top seams.

7. Top stitch a 1/8″ seam around the top of your bucket. Make sure that the handles are to the right of your presser foot before you start sewing, otherwise they will end up getting caught in your seam.

I hope you enjoy your simple Halloween bucket!