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31 Days of Halloween – TARDIS Treat Bag

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We’re back again with 31 Days of Halloween! Today, we’re revisiting a tutorial I originally posted way back in 2010!

Enjoy the TARDIS Treat Bag…it’s bigger on the inside for all that candy!

TARDIS treat bag tutorial

You need:

  • 9″ x 12″ acrylic felt sheets – 5 dark blue, 1 white and 1 glitter black
  • scissors
  • thread (I used navy blue)
  • ruler (rotary, if you’ve got one)
  • rotary cutter (optional)
  • sewing machine (optional)

You can definitely do this project without a rotary cutter and ruler and even without a sewing machine, so those items are optional. If you do hand stitch, make sure you make tight, even stitches and use heavy-duty knots so you don’t lose your candy!

Cutting Instructions:

from 1 sheet of blue felt (the other 4 sheets of felt stay 9″ x 12″), cut:

  • 9″ x 9″ square  -bag bottom

from 1 sheet of white felt, cut:

  • 8 – 2 1/2″ x 3″  – Windows
  • 1 – 1/2 x 2″ – Notice
  • (optional) 4″ x 5″ – cell phone pocket
from 1 sheet of glitter black cut:
  • 2 – 2″ x 12″ – Handles
Note: On all acrylic pieces, 9″ is width 12″ is height, so pieces are arranged with the 9″ width being the top and bottom.
 
1/4″ inch seams are used throughout

Using your ruler, arrange the window pieces on the 9″ x 12″ sheets of felt so that they are 1 1/2″ in from the sides and 2″ down from the top.  For the TARDIS front, center the notice under the left window, leaving about 1/2″ in between.

Arrange window pieces on remaining three 9″ x 12″ blue felt.



Stitch windows in place, 1/4″ in from outside of white felt. The TARDIS windows have six panes. My windows are estimated, but you can measure and divide your stitching if you choose. Repeat for the two sides that are NOT the front of the TARDIS.

For the Notice on the front, sew some random stitching onto the  1 1/2″ x 2″ piece of felt (as shown). This gives the illusion of writing from a distance. Stitch on each of the four sides with a short zig-zag stitch in each corner (forgot to take a close up…look about three photos down and you can see what I mean!).


OPTIONAL – After stitching all the windows on, choose a blue side that is NOT the TARDIS front. Align the 4″ x 5″ piece of felt under the window stitching. Straight stitch on the two long sides and across the bottom, making sure to backstitch at the start and stop.

For handles – Fold in half lengthwise and zig-zag down the open side.


Your TARDIS is now ready for assembly!



Find the front (windows with notice) and back (cell phone pocket – or without if you didn’t make one) and bag bottom.  With the insides facing/right side out, place the bottom of the front piece along one side of the 9″ x 9″ bottom piece. Stitch across, leaving 1/4″ at the beginning and end of the seam unstitched (see below).

Seam allowance will be on the outside of the bag.



1/4″ unstitched on the end of the seam (both ends).

Repeat stitching for the back side, making sure the bottom of that side meets the bottom of the bag.



Sew the remaining two pieces on opposite sides, continuing to leave 1/4″ open at each end of the seam.



Find the front and the piece immediately to the left. Bring the two long sides (wrong side) together, right side out.



Stitch from corner to corner.



Repeat for the remaining three corners.



You now have a TARDIS with no handles. That’s the last bit and then you’re done!



The handles attach to the front (windows + notice) and back of the bag. Use a ruler to line up the handles 2 1/2″ in from each side of the bag, with about 2/3″ inside. Pin in place.



Starting at a corner seam, stitch all the way across the top of the bag, backstitching when you get to the handles. For added strength, continue stitching all the way around the bag, flattening out the seam allowance with your fingers before you stitch across it.

Handles…and you can see the cell phone pocket, too!



Snip above and below the top stitching to make the little notches (optional).



The TARDIS Treat Bag is easy to fold, just fold in the bottom and it will fold in on itself.
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And… DONE!

TARDIS treat bag tutorial

It’s wibbly wobbly, timey whimey…

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31 Days of Halloween – Trick-or-Treat Sue

 

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Welcome to October 3, Day 3 of 31 Days of Halloween right here on Sewhooked!

Thanks for joining me for another fun day of Halloween goodness!

Trick or Treat Sue

Trick-or-Treat Sue

a free 10″ pattern to paper piece!

Get it on Craftsy!

Today, I share another favorite, Trick-or-Treat Sue! Originally designed for a Halloween blog hop, Sue has stuck around as the official Sewhooked Trick-or-Treater!

She makes up at 10″ (10 1/2″ unfinished), but you can have her in any size you like by using my handy dandy Enlarging and Reducing Tutorial (get it on Craftsy!)

How much do I love Sunbonnet Sue? I have an entire page of patterns dedicated to her!

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See you tomorrow for more spooky scary goodness!

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Something Wicked This Way Comes Blog Hop Prize

There’s still time to win this fun prize pack!

Entering is simple:

Make Trick or Treat Sue and share her with my flickr group for a chance to win this fun prize pack! Winner receives Pumpkin Coasters donated by Jewells, an autographed copy of Quilt Sampler magazine, courtesy of Honey Bee Quilt Store, a featured store in this issue and a sweet Halloween bag of fat quarters!

Winner to be announced on Tuesday, October 30, 2013. Only photos shared via flickr are eligible to win. Click for the original blog post!

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Trick or Treat Sue
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Santa and His Bag

Featured Pattern: Santa and his Bag, just $2 on Craftsy!

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