Trick or Treat! Bag

Trick or Treat!

Isn’t this adorable? I couldn’t resist the little monsters on this fabric.  I’m trying to make a few items to sell in the “boutique” at my quilt guild’s show in mid-October. It will help the Needlechasers of Chevy Chase support their community service and educational programming for the next two years.

Detail of decorative machine stitching

The pattern that I used is “Nesting Fabric Bowls” by Nova Flitter of “a cuppa and a catch up“. It is a downloadable PDF pattern that costs $7.95, is worth every cent, and you can find it here.

This is a very simple pattern to make! What makes it so worth buying is that you get measurements to make all 6 sizes plus directions to customize a size and a huge variation of other design ideas. Do you want to make it out of one fabric, more than one, a directional fabric, with one handle, two handles? Do you want to make it a box instead? Do you want to add a pocket or grommets for hanging it?

Here is the first one I made.  It is the 6 inch size.

6 inch fabric bowl

I made it out of linen, used pieced fabric strips for the feature fabric and did a running stitch with embroidery floss for an extra detail.

This one was made as a gift for my sister in law and brother who live on a lake in New Hampshire and feed us lobster every 4th of July.

I thought this was too small and too shallow to use for a trick or treat bag so I did use the directions for customizing a size for my halloween version.

6″ size vs. 7 ” size that is deeper

I am going to make a few more using these fabrics.

Fun halloween fabrics

The monsters and Candy Corns are “Eerie Alley” by Robert Kaufman.

The spiders are “Seen on Halloween” by Maywood Studio.

This ought to hold a lot of candy!

Here is what Nova writes on the pattern about selling items made from it: “I am happy for home-based businesses to sell items made using my pattern on a small scale. Credit must be given please to Nova Flitter of ‘a cuppa and a catch up’ as the pattern designer, thank you. This License to sell does not extend to large scale commercial production. Please do not make copies of this pattern or distribute, thank you.”

I’ve been making several small items to sell to benefit my quilt guild and I really appreciate it when the designer of a pattern spells out exactly what is and is not allowed this way!  Thanks Nova!

Linking to Quilt Story Fabric Tuesday. (even though it’s Wednesday!)


Filed under Gifts, NeedleChasers of Chevy Chase, Pattern review, Uncategorized

7 responses to “Trick or Treat! Bag

  1. Jamie Lee

    That trick or treat bag is really cute! I’d buy it:)

    I also like your pattern review. I am considering getting it. Have a great day!

    • Honestly, I do think that it is worth buying. I have NOTHING to do with the sales of the pattern, I just love it and can see using it in any number of ways. If you Google “Nesting Fabric Bowls by Nova”, you will see a lot more images of bowls that others have made.

  2. Danita

    Can I have one of those candy bags? Very cute!

  3. Jan B Gavin

    So adorable! It has a lot of potential…

  4. Nova

    love your fabric bowls! thanks so much for the lovely review of my pattern x

  5. laura

    Love the bowls , you have made such a good job with them, and thanks for the review of the pattern, I will go and see if I can get it
    Bye for now

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