Create a one-of-a-kind Halloween Candy Bowl that will delight all your little trick-or-treaters! Download project instructions here.


  • 1/3 yard Main Fabric
  • 1/3 yard Lining Fabric
  • 1/2 yard Pellon 808 Craft-Fuse or other HeavyWeight Double-Side Fusible Interfacing
  • 1 package Double-Fold Bias Tape or Handmade
  • ½” Bias Tape
  • Polyester Thread
  • Hand-Sewing Needles
  • Scissors, Rotary Cutter and Mat
  • Iron
  • Optional: Assorted Embroidery Thread

Instructions: Note: All seam allowances ¼”, unless otherwise noted. 1.Cut out all of your pieces.

  • Main Fabric:
    • Cut one 15” x 5” rectangle
    • Cut one circle (10” radius)
    • Cut two 3” x 11” rectangles
  • Lining Fabric:
    • Cut one 15” x 5” rectangle
    • Cut one circle (10” radius)
    • Cut two 3” x 11” rectangles
  • Interfacing:
    • Cut one 15” x 5” rectangle
    • Cut one circle (10” radius)
    • Cut two 3” x 11” rectangles
  • Trim (optional):
    • If you’d like to add trim, cut 15” long to insert at top seam.
  1. Apply interfacing to main fabric. Following manufacturer’s instructions, fuse the interfacing to the wrong side of all main fabric pieces.
  2. If planning to add any embroidery to the main fabric, add that at this time. The design shown in this project is a built-in embroidery design in the Baby Lock Solaris Sewing and Embroidery machine as well as a built-in font. IQ Designer was used to combine the design and font. If you do not have a machine with embroidery, no worries! You can select a more patterned fabric for the exterior, add hand embroidery or applique.
  3. Create the handles. Place the main fabric and lining fabric, right sides together and sew down both long sides. Turn right side out and press. Topstitch each handle with straight lines in whatever distance apart you prefer.
  • Note: The handles will be very difficult to turn right side out with the thick interfacing; however, once you turn them, press and topstitch, they will be nice and sturdy.
  1. Sew the lining of the bowl. Fold the rectangle in half and sew down the short side. Press seam open. Pin the bottom of the bowl to the bowl edge, right sides together, and sew all the way around the circle. Press seams open.
  • Note: Press the circle into quarters and do the same with the bowl edge. This makes it easier to line everything up evenly.
  1. Trim away ¼ inch of the thick interfacing from the edge of the round bowl bottom and the bowl edge.
  • Note: Trimming this will allow for the seams to lay flat. If you don’t do this, then you will have a lot of trouble getting your seams to look good. You could also cut the interfacing ¼” smaller before applying it to the wrong-side of the fabric; however, I like to do it later because fabric tends to stretch a bit and this makes things more accurate. You can use a more light-weight interfacing, but your bowl will not have as much structure.
  1. Do the same step as you did with the lining in step 5. Quilt clips work best for this step as the interfacing is very difficult to pin. Once the bottom is sewn to the side, turn right side out, but don’t press yet.
  2. Place the lining inside the main bowl. Using your iron, press the main bowl seams and press the lining to the inside of the bowl. The interfacing is double-sided fusible so it will stick to the inside. Just be patient and take your time pressing.
  3. Apply the double-fold bias tape according to package instructions. If you wanted to add rickrack trim, now would be the time to do so. As you bind the top of the bowl. Hand-sew the binding to the inside of the bowl or you can topstitch in place.
  4. Bind the ends of both of the bowl handles. You don’t have to do this, but it makes the edges look nice and finished inside the bowl.
  5. Attach the handles to the bowl. Place the handles down inside the bowl, lining up the edge of the handles with the edge of the interior bias binding. Topstitch in place.
  6. Press the bowl. I can’t emphasize this enough, spend your time pressing the bowl to make it nice and smooth. It’s time consuming, but totally worth it! Then fill your bowl with candy and get ready for your trick-or-treaters!

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