This Halloween, jump out of your comfort zone and revamp your DIY tote bags to the next level! Inject the fun and enthusiasm of trick-or-treating in every goody bag you create. Its unique and horrifying designs will pave way to an exciting night for kids of all ages. So what are you waiting for? Get your needles and thread all set and sew these Halloween-inspired DIY tote bags to life!
35 Halloween-Inspired DIY Tote Bags For Your Trick-or-Treate
Creating Halloween DIY tote bags has always been rewarding and exciting for most crafty mothers, like me. And most of my friends would say that my costume-making process is a bit, quirky. Most moms would plan the costume first then pick a goodie bag to match, but not me–I’m all about the bag! I would think of a bag design first then think of the costume concept after.
So before I finalize my kids’ costumes and embark on some serious sewing, I collected my top 35 picks of Halloween-inspired DIY tote bags to inspire me. Could your favorites be here, too? Let’s find out!
With the layers of festive orange and black ruffles, this tote is ready to party! Make this tote for your younger daughters to fall in love with this Halloween.
I love how this tote bag is patterned. When it’s closed, it looks like any other tote, but when you open it? Voila! The bag transforms into a box where your kid can easily stash his goodies. Now that’s what I call unconventional.
All you have to do is to sew a plain basic tote bag that will serve as your canvas. After that, trace your design on the bag and then put your kiddos of coloring in the spooky designs with Sharpies. This DIY tote bag has a lot of possibilities and is a fun parent-child Halloween sewing project.
— DIY Ready (@DIYReady) October 4, 2016
A multi-purpose design that you can sew for your little witches is this tutu tote bag. They get to flash it while trick or treating and then use it as a dance class bag after Halloween.
I adore the print on this fabric! You can find this spider-infested cloth in various colors from robertkauffman.com.
This owl-and-candy corn tote bag pattern looks sturdy enough to handle pounds and pounds of sweets. The combination of patterns is in theme with Halloween but you can get away with using it any time of the year.
The monster faces on these tote bags are cute enough for scaredy-cat youngsters. They remind me so much of the kawaii Japanese animation that my kids love to watch. They’re totally going to get googly-eyed over these. Sewing pattern here.
My kids are rewatching this mildly scary-funny movie Hotel Transylvania and this DIY tote bag reminds me so much of the vampire bats there. This will be the perfect accessory for kids dressing up as vampires this Hallow’s Eve.
If your little darlings are dressing up as a cute litter of puppies, then this goody bag of bones makes the perfect accessory. A skeleton costume is a great choice, too.
Repurposing your old t-shirts into a tote bag is actually what I’m doing with my kids this year. DIY tote bags are awesome because you get to feel that you have something new without spending a dollar.
This takes the tutu DIY tote bag to a whole new level! This bag closely represents the Wicked Witch of the West. What little girl wouldn’t want to be wicked this Halloween and get treats for it, huh?
The lazy eyes on this Frankenstein’s Monster DIY tote bag are so adorable. Tell your kids to fill the monster’s empty head with lots of candies. That will give him sweet thoughts for sure! 😉
There’s a common superstition that if a black cat crosses your path, bad luck is bound to follow. Not in this case! This cute black cute will bring you more and more goodies as it parades its cuteness around the neighborhood this Halloween.
Glow-in-the-dark projects will definitely impress your kids this Halloween. It’s spooky and cool, plus you get to have a ball deciding what shapes or figures you want to draw with the luminous paint.
— Pioneer Settler (@PioneerSettler) September 30, 2016
Stitch fabric scraps together to make this scary Jack-O’-Lantern DIY tote bag. To create the face, you can use felt fabric and use different expressions for the two sides of the bag.
This will look perfect on your little rays of sunshine when they dress up as Dr. Who characters this Halloween. It’s fun and neat, your little boys will not hesitate to hang on to this for the whole evening.
Light up the spookiness with this cool haunted mansion design! The materials needed are easy to come by and the tutorial is also not that hard to follow. It’s also easy to pair with any creepy costume since it’s easy to imagine any monster calling this scary haunted house home.
Most children love to pretend to be princes and princesses from Disney movies. If you have an old costume from their previous birthdays that you want them to wear this Halloween, simply pair it with these DIY Disney-inspired tote bags? They will surely have a blast!
OMG! This is the most adorable pumpkin I have ever set my eyes! While it will surely be useful this Halloween, I can definitely see myself carrying this around town even after trick-or-treating is over.
Those eyes give me the creeps, but in a funny way. Simply sew a black tote bag, glue some crazy eyes on it and wrap with white cloth tape. This is totally inventive and easy to achieve.
Making this DIY tote bag is a lot like making a stuffed toy, but this time, you’ll be stuffing it full of Halloween candy later on!. Create a bigger monster to squeeze in more goodies!
This ghostly felt tote bag almost looked like a dog’s paw to me! This is how a friendly white ghost attempting to scare the wits out of your neighbors will look like. If you were that neighbor, would you be tricked or tickled enough to give a treat? You got to love how cute it is.
You can use it as a sewing kit, a crochet bag or an art bag. But this season, it will be a great companion to your kids going trick-or-tricking and collecting candies. This will be a perfect match if they dress as characters out of Rio!
Teenage boys and girls will want to have this silhouette trick-or-treat bag. I mean it’s simple, and they can put any image they want in the middle. You can sew the bag and let them follow the DIY manual on how to achieve this design.
Hand painting is still a thing. Let your kids use their imagination when they start conceptualizing their designs. Their hands can be angel wings or, like here, ghosts! Let them loose and let them decide how they want to embellish their tote bags for a change.
This DIY tote bags tutorial is pretty much applicable, not only this Halloween but the whole year round. You can add some temporary designs on top of it and then remove it when the scary season is done. How about applying the ombre effect to your shirt too? That’ll be a sight to see!
Yup! Truth is, us parents get to have some of those goodies, too. Right? Wouldn’t it be awesome when your neighbors read funny statements on you kids’ tote bag and give the kids extra chocolates? 😉
— Makeup Tutorials (@OfficialMakeupT) October 5, 2016
Stamp the whole tote bag with a skull stamp made out of a potato. It’s a unique concept and it’s fun to make. Let your little tots help out and stamp away! Use other designs to stamp on to fit with your choice of scary costume.
Show them your sewing skills and amaze your kids with this reverse applique trick-or-treat tote bag. It only requires basic stitches and a well-planned design.
This one is for the boys. Carrying a shield across town while asking for candy is hard work but it’s worth it when it’s your goodie bag! Am I right?
Animal tote bags are cute and this shark is scary enough to award all the treats your kid deserves. Make this with the easy sewing pattern I linked here.
This super cool project is written in German but I have the English translation here. It’s inventive and funny. You have to sew one of these!
I’ll be sewing this as a gift to myself. When I go trick-or-treating with the kids, we get twice as many candies and that’s not a bad thing, right?
The designs are cool and it looks like you will get a lot of room for your candies with this DIY tote bag. You can let your older children help you stitch the details on with this one.
Revamp your dish towel into this Halloween tote bag. This dish towel-turned-to-tote will make sure that your goodies are kept dry and safe all throughout the night.
To up your chances of making the best DIY tote bags this Halloween, here’s a video tutorial on how to sew an heirloom Trick-Or-Treat bag by Just the Good Bits Good Tips for Life. Enjoy!
This will totally be mind blowing for your first-time trick-or-treaters when you surprise them with one of these DIY tote bags. As for the older kids, I’m sure they’ll be pointing out their favorites too when you show them this list. But really, Halloween is not only about scaring people, it’s also the time to show our kids how much we support them with their fun activities. If you made any of these DIY tote bags, please share and show them in your comments below.
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