It is hard to think of cheap but original loot bag stuff but this is a trick I use to do all the time for my children's parties.
It is easy to customize a t-shirt with just a small scrap of fabric.
You can usually find inexpensive t-shirts at discount stores and clear out stores.
With just a bit of co-ordinating fabric and some time on the sewing machine you can whip together matching themed t-shirts.
I would buy my t-shirts for $2 or less from discount stores. I would often find that the clothes in the men's and boy's sections would be considerably cheaper and of better quality so even if I was buying for my daughter and her friends I would buy boy's t-shirts.
You can also snag summer t-shirts on clearance in the fall and winter t-shirts on clearance in the spring sometimes I only paid $1 for each t-shirt.
Buy as many t-shirts in the sizes that you need. ( I bought them in larger sizes so they could be used to sleep in at our slumber parties.)
You will need co-ordinating fabric and some backing fabric as well. Each co-ordinating fabric and backing fabric is 3 inches by 3 inches to make a small 2 inch pocket. If you want a larger pocket then change the size of the fabric that you will use.
Turn the all edges of your co-ordinating fabric over 1/2 an inch and iron down flat.
With your sewing machine sew around the fabric about 1/8 of an inch from the edge.
Place the backing fabric inside the t-shirt behind where you want the pocket to be. Pin it in place.
Place the pocket fabric over the backing fabric on the front and check that it is straight. Pin it in place. Sew along 3 sides of the pocket.
I would sometimes trim any of the excess backing fabric from the inside but not too much.
I found these t-shirts were great to give out in the loot bags especially if we were off to an adventure like bowling.
All the kids would pull the t-shirts over their regular clothes and when we were at the venue we could spot them all easily.
At sleep overs they would use them as the tops to their PJs.
This is a very easy, inexpensive, unique loot bag idea that the kids always loved.
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