The Harry Potter themed week continues with a sewing tutorial for a trick-or-treat bag! This bag in the shape of a cauldron is perfect for your little witch or wizard to collect their sweets on Halloween.
A huge thank you goes out to my mother-in-law for coming up with the prototype for our original project!
Firecracker loved getting in on the action, too. That sweet boy of mine always wants to offer his help.
Here is the how-to for a cauldron tote bag:
Print out a template for a cauldron from a simple google search to desired size. Trace the template onto black wool felt with chalk. Cut out two cauldrons.
Use a string to measure the cauldron bottom. That value is your length. Cut a piece of black wool felt 3″ wide and the length just measured. (Mine was 28″)
Iron on craft-fuse to the rectangular piece of felt, and the bowl portion of the cauldrons.
Using a lot of pins, attach the rectangle to one of the cauldrons, so that the black sides face each other. Pin the center and the ends and ease your way until there are pins all around!
Sew using a 1/4″ inseam, making sure to reinforce at the ends.
Repeat with the second side of the cauldron. Turn right-side-out.
Fold the top lip of the cauldron over and sew it down by hand using black thread with a few stitches in 1/3 from each edge. Repeat on the other side.
I downloaded a Harry Potter font and cut out letters from felt and used a hot glue gun to add the words “Potions please”.
To create the handle, I sewed a black shoe string on each side.
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