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Treats Holder Sewing Pattern

Treats Holder Sewing Pattern

February 20, 2010 /

treat holder
I sewed this Treats Holder to serve little treats during Chinese New Year. Every kid visited my house during this festive season likes it… I mean the treat!!! I made another bigger one to put some mandarin oranges as well. To my surprise, it can also be a King’s crown if the fold is made deeper.

treat holder

Today is the 7th days of Chinese New Year!!!! It is everybody’s birthday and we are officially 1 year older in our lunar age. Traditionally, we get together on this day to toss the colorful raw fish salad(yee sang, 鱼生) and make wishes for continued wealth and prosperity. The higher we toss, the better we will get 🙂

king crown hat

I saw this method quite sometimes ago and amazed at how the holder was transformed from, it was a “cross” originally!!!

king crown pattern

Treats Holder Sewing Pattern


Holder WIP1Cut 8 pieces of 5 x 16.5cm (2″ x 6 1/2″) to make a small treats holder of 5 x 5cm (2″ x 2″).
Bigger Treat holder 14 x 14cm (5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″) needs 8 pieces of 10 x 32cm (4″ x 12 1/2″).
You can use 2 or 4 different colors of fabric for your design.
Arrange the fabrics in a “cross” as shown in the photo, you need 2 sets of this to complete a treats holder. Arrange the second set at the bottom of this set with the wrong side facing each other.


Holder WIP2Pick up a pair of the fabrics and sew with 5mm (1/4″) seam allowance. You will have 4 pair of this. With 2 pair of the right side facing top and 2 pair of the wrong side facing top.


Holder WIP3Bring the top pairs and arrange in this way, sew it. Do the same to the other 2 pairs.


>sew treats holderIron the seam to set the crease for the “cross”. Place them on top of each other with right side facing.


Holder WIP5Sew along the perimeter of the “cross” but leave an opening (marked with *) of 3cm (1 1/4″) for turning the “cross” inside out.
Clip all corners.


Holder WIP6Turn the “cross” inside out and sew the opening with the whip stitches. Iron the “cross”


sew treats holderFold the arms of the “cross” as shown. Secure with pins.


sew treats holderWhipstitch along the outer edge of the seam line.
Make stitches at the inner layers as shown.


sew treats holderComplete all 4 arms and fold the top edge down and it is ready to fill up with treats.
Well, you can also choose not to fold the edge down to present another style of this holder.


treats holder pattern


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Friday 4th of January 2019

I’m attempting to make these and can’t quite seem to understand how the right side and wrong side aspects work to piece the whole thing together. Is there any way you can clarify these steps better to assist?

Craft Passion

Saturday 5th of January 2019

I can understand that it is confusing because of the poor picture quality of my long-ago tutorial when I was using a simple point and shoot camera. Sorry about that. Forget about my step pictures on the right and wrong side instruction, what you need to make is to sew the pieces together until it shows up like the picture below.


Wednesday 27th of July 2011

it quite an old blog entry of yours, but i wanted to tell, that i've been sewing three holders for a birthday according to your great tutorial! I do like them really much :)

Craft Passion

Wednesday 27th of July 2011

Nyhet, the treat holders are pretty with a calming color :) I am glad to know!!!!

baby shower gifts

Thursday 11th of November 2010

I have wanted to post about something like this on my site and this gave me an idea. Thanks.

Thailand Breeze

Sunday 4th of April 2010

I'll have a lot of fun looking for exotic fabrics to make these treats-holders.

Thai hand-woven silk or cotton would make it really unique...


Tuesday 23rd of February 2010

That's so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing this, I'll be linking.