Sunday, 21 September 2014

DIY Fabric Treat Trays

halloween fabric treat tray party ideas

If you're hosting a Halloween party this year today's project is a simple way to hold all those tasty sweet treats at the table! These fabric trays are easy to make with just a few supplies and are great for storing all sorts of goodies. Here's how to make your own...

You will need: Halloween print fabric, iron on interfacing (light to medium weight), a sewing machine, an iron, scissors

DIY trick or treat box tutorial halloween sewing

1. Start by cutting two pieces of your printed fabric & two of your iron on interfacing - I used 8" squares for my tray

2. Iron your interfacing onto the reverse sides of your printed fabrics as per the instructions

DIY trick or treat box tutorial halloween sewing

3. Place your pieces right sides together and stitch around the edge using a 1/4" allowance - make sure you leave a small gap (as shown above) for turning out!

Tip! It will help if you also do a little bit of backstitch at the beginning and end of the sewing just to make sure it's secure

DIY trick or treat box tutorial halloween sewing

4. Use scissors or a rotary cutter to trim off the corners and then turn out - use something like the end of a knitting needle to poke out the corners

DIY trick or treat box tutorial halloween sewing

5. Topstitch all around the edge of your square/rectangle about 1/8-1/4" away from the edge - this will also close up the gap you left earlier for turning out

6. Fold one of the corners in half then grab your ruler, measure 1.5" from the corner and draw on a line using an erasable pen or fabric chalk

DIY trick or treat box tutorial halloween sewing

7. Stitch along this line - don't forget to backstitch at each end! - and then repeat for the other three corners

treat box 78

8. Trim off any excess threads and you should be left with a cute tray that's perfect for all of those Halloween sweet treats!

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