This Halloween, your little goblins and ghosts can stash sweets in a handcrafted felt tote from Todd Oldham’s Kid Made Modern collection at Target. Featuring artist Charley Harper’s spooky black bat design, the tote can be crafted in 16 short steps. Check out our step-by-step tutorial below. Happy Halloween!
What You’ll Do
1. Make a felt sandwich with the grey bat face, the yellow nose and the white fangs. Line up the holes and with yellow floss, stitch through the center holes using a black stich.
2. Line up the bat face on the bat body (matching holes) and stitch the face to the body using the same yellow floss.
3. Place one red sequin over each eyehole. Using black floss, stitch the sequins in place.
4. Match up the holes on the green front u-shaped piece and the orange moon. Using orange floss, sew the curved part of the moon to the u-shaped felt with a backstitch.
5. Place the bat on the front of your bag, matching holes. Using black floss, stitch the bat to the green and orange pieces with a backstitch.
6. When the bat is sewn down, tie off your floss in the back.
7. Using gray floss, backstitch along the wing lines of the bat.
8. Match up the holes on the long sidepiece to the edge of the green u-shaped green piece as shown. Using green floss, start stitching the two layers together with a blanket stitch. Sew only around the curved part of the u-shape piece.
9. Bend the long sidepiece matching up all the holes and continue blanket-stitching as shown.
10. Repeat the same steps to attach the front piece to the long sidepiece.
11. Tie off the threads on the side of the tote.
12. To create the handles, fold the small rectangles lengthwise matching up the holes. Blanket-stitch the edge together using green floss.
13. Repeat step 12 for the second handle.
14. Nestle the facing along the inside top of the bag, matching up the holes. Backstitch the facing to the bag using green floss.
15. When you get near the middle where the handles go (there are extra holes there), place the straps in between the bag and stitch through all layers and continue.
16. When you get to the end, let the facing overlap and tie off your thread using the facing piece.