This felt Halloween candy pouch sewing tutorial is so easy for kids to follow! Make a ghost, pumpkin, or monster and fill with treats! You might also like our Halloween fabric treat bags that take less than 10 minutes to make!
This post was originally shared in 2011 but has been updated with new photos and a video.
Watch our step by step video!
I love a quick and easy sewing project. Especially one that my kids can whip up! These little Halloween pouches are an oldie, but goodie. So easy to make and so fun to customize for any holiday. Today we’re making a ghost, pumpkin, or Frankenstein monster!
The front has a cute hand-stitched face (but you can totally use fabric paint if you prefer), and the back has a small slit with fold-over flap to store candy!
Our printable cutting guide includes patterns for all 3 designs.
Halloween Candy Pouch Supplies
You’ll need a bit of felt, some craft string, a needle, pins (optional—felt sticks to itself so you may not need pins), scissors, and candy.
Ways To Customize and Make These Candy Pouches Unique
- Sew or glue buttons on for eyes.
- Use small pieces of felt for eyes and mouth (like a Jack-o-lantern).
- Use craft paint for the face.
- Tie ribbon around the pumpkin stem.
- Turn it into a softie by not cutting a slit in the back and fill it with pillow stuffing!
These little pouches are a quick afternoon project for kids. Which one is your favorite?
3 More Sewing Projects for Kids
Halloween Candy Pouch Sewing Tutorial
We’ll make a pumpkin together, but you can use the same instructions to make a ghost or Frankenstein. Frankenstein has one extra step: stitching the hair piece on before sewing the back to the front.
Felt Halloween Candy Pouch Sewing Tutorial
- sewing needle
- printable cutting template
- craft thread (embroidery thread)
- Using the printable cutting template, cut out two shapes for your candy pouch, and a small rectangle for the flap.Thread a needle with black thread. Tie a knot at the end. Stitch two eyes and a mouth on one of the shapes. Tie a knot on the back and cut the string.You can stitch the eyes using a french knot or an "x" shape!
- Fold the second shape in half and cut a 1" slit on the fold. When you open it it will be a 2" slit.
- Change the thread color to one that matches the pumpkin (or ghost or Frankenstein).Cover the slit with the rectangle flap. Stitch across the flap.
- It should look like this.
- Place the shape with the face on top of the piece with the slit in the back. Make sure the slit and flap are on the back.
- Stitch all the way around. Tie a knot and cut the thread when you are finished sewing.
- Fill candy pouch with your favorite Halloween candy!