Start by drawing out your chosen Halloween image for the front of the bag onto a piece of card, I drew out a pumpkin for one bag and a ghost for the other but you can get as creative or as ghoulish as you or dare, woo ha ha!
Cut out the cardboard template and draw around the template onto the felt you have chosen and cut the felt shape out.
Cut out and sew on any embellishments, for example if you are making a pumpkin like I did, now is the time cut out the eyes, nose, mouth and stalk.
Pin the motif to one of the squares of felt and use embroidery thread to sew it on. I used green thread on my orange pumpkin and black thread on my ghost for contrast.
Next for the handles. Sew two of the 40 x 4cm strips together, sewing them together will make the handles stronger. I used a blanket stitch all the way around the handle in a white thread. If you'd like to learn how to do blanket stitch then search on this site as I have a tutorial for that also.
Repeat this with the other two strips of felt, thus creating two handles for your bag.
Pin either end of one of the handles to the opposite side of the felt to which the motif is on. (I pinned mine approximately 7 cm in from each side and approximately 4cm down.)
Repeat this step using the other felt handle, on the other square of felt.
Sew the handles in place using embroidery thread and follow the line of the handle point when sewing them on.
When the handles are sewn together in place it is then time to sew the bag together.
Pin the bag together in place and the correct way round.
Use embroidery thread to blanket stitch the three sides of the bag together.
To finish the bag, I blanket stitched either side of the bag across the the top (the opening) as I found this gave it more definition.