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Written by Julia Mulcair on October 20, 2022

How to make Spooky but Sweet Gift Pouches

With Halloween approaching, I was inspired to make some spooky sweet gifts for my Children. I came across these little ghost treat bags on Etsy that are perfect.

The project is completed in the hoop and is super easy and quick.

I used some white felt for the body as it won't fray and is quite stable, I only needed one layer of stabilizer on the front. I also used a small amount of clear plastic to create the see-through window.

pfaff 3.0 stitching out embroidery design

I used my magnetic hoop for this project, which made it super easy to add the back layer in once I got to that step without taking the whole project off the hoop. I simply removed the magnets one at a time and placed the felt backing layer in place.

ghost embroidery in hoop

I changed up the suggested colours to just use traditional black and orange.

finished ghost embroidery design

Once the embroidery is complete I cut out the ghost and added an orange ribbon to tie.

spooky candy pouch with ribbon

This one was definitely a winner with the kids!

It would also make really cute party favours or school classmates gifts.

little withces with their spooky pouches

I hope you get some time to squeeze in some spooky sewing!

Until next time, Happy sewing

Julia x

Article written by Julia Mulcair
Julia Mulcair is the owner of Pitt Trading, an Australian online fabric store and the lingerie society, a monthly subscription service for lingerie sewers. She grew up around fabric, and has been sewing for 30 years. Julia focuses on garment sewing, with a particular love of lingerie making. She shares her makes on Instagram and YouTube and is always working on the next lingerie design!

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