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Hello WeAllSew readers! My name is Melissa Mortenson and am excited to be sharing with you a free tutorial for this fun Felt Trick or Treat Bag. You can find me over at the Polka Dot Chair where I love to share loads of sewing and quilting tutorials and projects.

This bag is easy to construct and is perfect for someone who is just learning how to sew. The bag is made from felt so there is no need to line it. To “;jazz”; it up a bit I’;ve created a fun applique for the front of the bag.

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On your piece of paper backed fusible web, trace two small circles?and two large circles from the PDF pattern piece. Also, trace the mouth. (Note: Make sure you trace onto the paper side of the fusible web).

Cut out the traced pieces loosely.? Iron onto the wrong side of your felt. Follow the directions on the package for pressing instructions.

The small circles are attached to the black felt, and the rest are cut from white felt.? Cut out againcustom anniversary gifts, this time precisely.

Now you need to make your bag pattern pieces. Cut two pieces of black felt each 12×;12.? Take a small plate (like a dessert plate, or you can use a CD) and round off the bottom two corners of the felt pieces.

Cut two pieces each 4″; x 12″; from your bag band fabric. Cut two pieces each 4″; x 12″; from your heavyweight interfacing.

Apply the interfacing to the wrong side of the cut fabric pieces.

Fold the two pieces in half lengthwise and press. Set aside.

Next, you’;ll want to create the applique for the face (note the bag band shown in the photo above is just there to visualize the placement of the eyes, it’;s not sewn on yet)

Peel the paper backing off of the applique pieces and lay them out on the bag where you’;d like them. When you have them in the spot that you want, use your iron to adhere them to the bag front piece.

On your machine, set it for a simple applique stitch. On my 770QE it’;s stitch #1329. Install Open embroidery foot #20 on your machine. Load the machine with thread to match your applique. I like to start with the white applique, then change?to black thread to finish the project.

Stitch around the outside of your appliques, As you stitch the —;- section of the stitch will be off of the applique shape and the

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