Reusable Grocery Shopping Bag Pattern with or without a lining

This pattern includes two tutorials for making a fabric grocery bag with or without a lining and a burlap grocery bag with or without a lining as well as the computer drawn pattern pieces. The pattern pieces are printable either on Letter or A4 size paper.

Easy project for beginners as well as confident sewers! The instructions are written for beginners who are comfortable using their sewing machine and can straight stitch. It has a detailed description of each step with photos to show you how to make it.

This grocery bag is foldable so you can put it in your handbag after tying with the elastic loop attached to the top of the bag. The size is approximately 14.5" (37cm) x 13" (33cm) x 6.5" (16.51cm). The handles are long enough to go over your shoulder.

The sample bags shown are made from outdoor stain resistant polyester, quilting cottons and burlap.

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  • Grocery Bag Sewing Pattern
  • Printable Pattern Pieces either on Letter or A4 Paper
  • Suitable for Beginners
  • Step by Step Instructions
  • Full Coloured Photos & Diagrams

Materials you need at home:

  • Fabric at least 29" x 35" (73.66 x 88.9 cm)
  • Matching fabric 24"x10" or cotton webbing tape 24"x1.25" (60.96 cm x 32mm) for handles
  • Elastic 1/8" or 1/4" wide 8" long (20.32 cm)
  • Matching thread (stronger polyester one)
  • Sewing machine
  • General sewing supplies
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Welcome to DesignBlanche. I am DesinBlanche designer Catherine. I love design & art and enjoy making something beautiful & functional. Once I started making a bag in a quilting class about 20 years ago, I was hooked. Since then I have come this far. This is my creative outlet and helps me relax and relieve stress. It's such a satisfying activity as a middle aged woman :)

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