Quilted Halloween Tote

Make this cute Halloween tote and be ready for trick or treating.

Halloween season is almost here.  I made this colorful Halloween tote from a pattern by         Shabby Fabrics.  It features a pieced upper section and a quilted bottom with applique letters and ghosts.  The finished size is 14 x 15 x 3.

 

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The very top and bottom of the tote were sewn from material with the same pattern, just different colors.  The handles were made using multi-colored Halloween material.  The pieced square section was a great way to use up some of my Halloween stash and keep it colorful at the same time.  The very bottom of the tote has to be quilted and I used a simple diamond cross-hatch pattern and sewed the lines 1 inch apart.

I did the front side of the tote according to the directions on the pattern.  The letters were cut out on a Silhouette Cameo and fused to the black background then sewn to that section of the tote using a blanket stitch.

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I changed the back side of the tote from the original pattern.  I searched the internet and found a ghost and the letters for BOO and cut those out on the Silhouette Cameo then fused and sewed them with the blanket stitch like the front side.

I used a glow-in-the-dark fabric for the letters and ghosts so I’m hoping that after a few days of get absorbing some light, my letters and ghosts will glow in the dark!

This is a very sturdy tote and would make a good trick or treat bag….especially with glow-in-the-dark accents!  The pattern called for fusible fleece and there is no interfacing in the handles.  I think I will change the fusible fleece and try using Soft and Stable for the body of the tote and some stiff interfacing for the handles.

Thanks to Shabby Fabrics for creating this cute Halloween tote accent!