I’ve been working on some bags for Halloween and for Christmas and will put them in our Etsy shop this next weekend. Ideas for things aren’t too hard to come by--just getting them from the idea stage to the finished stage is the real trick. Handmade does literally take a lot longer, especially if a new design or pattern is involved. Anyway, it does for me.
My Halloween bag that I designed is for a little kid to use to take for the Trick or Treat part of Halloween Night. It would hold substantial candy without tiring the kid out. Which as I remember is the most important part of Trick or Treating right?
The original bag pattern I use was just too large for a small kid so I took it, made a few adjustments, and came up with this bag. I really like it but it did involve a lot of tweaking to get it right. The idea of this bag over a pillowcase or a plastic sack or even a hard-shelled plastic pumpkin is one that I especially like. As a kid, I dealt with all of those ways of carrying candy and each has its own particular downside especially the handles or lack of handles. The handles on this bag are kid-sized and reinforced a couple of times with extra stitching to make it comfortable. There is even a pocket in the front for something special.
Today is a good day and I’m going back to my sewing. Some days are just good!