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Alex Preps For Her Favorite Holiday By Making Halloween Stowe Bags

This is a photo of two Halloween bags made with orange fabric.
Project: Grainline Studio Stowe Bag - Small and Large
Materials used: Quilting cotton, bias tape, iron, chaco liner (white), rotary cutter, quilting ruler
Fabrics Used: 

Jack-o-lantern, Orange Spice Kitties, Pumpkin Skullzzz, Ghost Candy Corn, Midnight

This is a photo of a large and small sized reusable bag photographed on a white background
I'm a Halloween fiend so it's no surprise I had to make some trick or treat bags with our new arrivals. The fabric has been flying off the shelves, but that isn't to say there aren't plenty of spooky selections left. (Here is a link to our Halloween fabric collection.) 

This was a quick, fun make after I worked my way through the initial bag. There were a few instructions that I couldn't quite visualize, but I put trust in the process and everything went according to the designers plan!
When working with the black interior fabric I was having a lot of trouble marking the pockets using the lines provided on the pattern pieces so instead I utilized my quilting ruler to measure out the spacing as intended and mark from there. This "hack" worked really well given I don't have access to tools like a tracing wheel.
This is a photo from above of the inside view of a small and large bag.

I wasn't expecting the large variation of the pattern to be so large, but it would be any kid's dream to come home with a full haul in this bag. (It's also my dream, but I might have to settle for using it at the grocery store).
As I know plenty of fine folks with kids in the trick or treating age range I plan on making quite a few more up in all sorts of custom combos. Once I find a pattern I love I really like to make good use of it. Halloween presents all around!
This is an image of a boy and girl holding up Halloween bags while standing outside.

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  • Sep 16, 2021

    Grainline Studio recently recorded YouTube videos for a sew along that were really helpful for deciphering the trickier parts of the pattern.

    — Suzanne Tetreault

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