October 19, 2013

Super Mario Brothers Custom Felt Trick-or-Treat bags

I have had such fun making my girls their very own themed trick-or-treat bags over the years!  As soon as they decided on Super Mario Brothers for this year, my head started churning with ideas...

These bags are made completely out of felt (with a little grosgrain ribbon to strengthen the handles), so they are inexpensive.  Felt also comes in lots of colors, so it is easy to customize a design.  I buy the felt from the roll, so they are pretty strong - made out of recycled plastic bottles.  They easily hold up for trick or treating, and a few Halloween parties.  Best of all, they can be anything you can think up!

Last year, I made bags to go along with our Harry Potter theme.

Two years ago it was Toy Story - Etch a Sketch and Pizza Planet.  

You can find my tutorial for these felt bags here.

Luckily, when my daughter decided to be Mario - her bag was an easy pick - one of the question mark boxes from the game!  I'm in love.  Here it is with the question mark sewn on, before I sewed the bag together.

And a little surprise on the inside - a star :)  Because when you pop those question mark boxes, sometimes a star comes out - get it?!  It's waiting inside...

Here it is after it's all sewn together...

For Princess Peach, one side has a mushroom, and one side has her castle.  Here they are cut out before they are sewn down.  

And here they are all sewn together.  I love the way this one turned out!!

Click here to see my post about making their costumes (felt was the star this year!).

Let your imagination run wild with these - and make some fun trick-or-treat bags for your little monsters!

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  1. Great project !!

    I would love you to come and share @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party !!!

    Look forward to seeing you there :)

    Claire x

  2. On the coin bag- is the black shadow (under the orange question mark) also made from felt? Are the orange and black question marks overlapped or are they cut to fit together like puzzle pieces?

    1. Hi Roxanne,
      Yes, the black shadow is made from felt. It fits together with the orange pieces like a puzzle - no overlap. I did that so the orange wasn't too bulky for sewing.
      Hope this helps!

    2. That is a great help, Thank you!!!

  3. Lindsay,
    Did you use a template for the question mark? I found one online but I'm not sure the dimensions will look as nice as yours.

    1. Roxanne,
      If you let me know your email address, I can send you the pattern I drew out when I made mine. It's pretty rough, because I was just making it for myself, but I did spend time measuring based on the actual question mark, so it is to scale. Hopefully it can help you! You can respond here, or email me directly at