Free Mermaid Bag Pattern

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Use this Free Mermaid Bag Pattern to make a trick-or-treat bag! It's the perfect addition to a ocean-inspired costume or pretend play! I had the idea for these really fun fish tail, shark, or mermaid tote bags, and I'm sharing a free pattern with you!

This PDF downloadable pattern comes in only ONE SIZE and two options, a mermaid tail or a shark tail with teeth. You can find all the instructions for cutting and sewing it in the mermaid tote bag tutorial.

These bags would work to hold pool stuff, dance stuff, or even just to play dress up with. It is fun to make something to let my kids' imagination go wild. My daughters love wearing their mermaid tail skirt and carrying around their mermaid purse!

Both of these trick or treat bags would go well with a mermaid costume or a pirate costume or any ocean inspired costume. They look so great with our skeleton mermaid and pirate skeleton!

The great thing about these bags is that they can easily be customized. As long as you are using woven fabric it all works. I used satin fabric, crinkled shiny fabric, and quilting cotton. For one of them I added glitter iron-on vinyl to look like scales.

I decided to use matte gray fabric for the shark for a more authentic look. The shark bag makes me so happy with all of those sharp teeth pointing up!

If you make something using this Free Mermaid Bag Pattern, I'd love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!