Fireman Costume Candy Tote


Halloween should be fun!

I love to see all of the kids dressed up as their favorite characters or heroes.


So, when a local firefighter gave me his old suspenders because he knows that I love to create new uses for old things, I was thrilled!


I came up with an idea to create a tote and the best part is, his young son can always have a part of his “hero” firefighter dad. With Halloween coming up, I knew that this tote could be a great candy tote for the big event.

Helmet- Check

Jacket- Check

Candy bag- Check

Cute little fireman- Oh yeah!


I had to cut the suspenders a bit because they had other parts that just didn’t work. The main part, however, is the straps.

I bought 2 yards of coordinating fabric.



That is 1 yard each. I chose one that is just flames and the other was a firefighter one. The colors matched perfectly.

This is easy to sew. I like this tutorial from Dana Made It because she shows you how to add straps and a pocket too. I kept my bag simple and just lined up my material. Sewed 2 sides and added the straps.


This bag works great for a Halloween costume but I was honored to also create something that can be passed down in this multi-generation family.

Grandpa, dad and one day maybe even his son will serve the community.

I love creating things that have meaning for years to come and I know this tote will.

But for now, I can’t wait to see a cute young fireman at my door so I can fill this bag up with candy on Halloween!


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  1. Reply
    Marla Jones October 12, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    This is awesome!

  2. Reply
    Maria Montero October 12, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    I love the bag I remember getting tired of holding my candy bag when I was little :))

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    veronica lee October 13, 2015 at 5:01 am

    What a marvelous idea!

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    Karen Jaras October 13, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Oh my, my grandsons would so love these for Halloween. What a great idea for boys.

  5. Reply
    Lisa Coomer Queen October 13, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Love, love. love this! Thanks for the creative idea!

  6. Reply
    Barrie October 13, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    I’m so impressed! What an awesome bag…you should be selling stuff online!

  7. Reply
    Ally October 16, 2015 at 8:38 am

    I know this is for a child’s costume but I would rock that as a purse on Thursday night!

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      dee October 18, 2015 at 9:12 am

      Me too! Nothing wrong with that. It would be a great gift for this fireman’s mom since she has been a fire wife and fire mom.

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    Robin P October 16, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Nice tote!

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    Vanessa October 18, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    What a great idea and how fun to have something so different and new.

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    Rosanne Robinson October 28, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    That’s very creative and unique, very nice!

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