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Sew your own pretty and practical fabric grocery bags in 3 sizes using this simple SEWING PATTERN.

This is a quick and easy sewing project for those with some basic bag making experience. If you have solid sewing experience this is a 1 - 1.5 hour project. There are people who have made hundreds of these bags--they are that simple!

Besides being far more stylish than plastic bags and a great conversation pieces (you'll get lots of fun comments at the store!) these bags are:

• Easy to load - fit on the bag holders used by many stores.
• Comfortable to carry - wide handles distribute weight.
• Simple to clean - machine wash & dry.
• Folds to a nice size - easy to pack inside another bag.
• Reversible - line in a second fun fabric.
• Fully lined - looks great and makes the bag twice as sturdy.
• Durable - double stitched seams & reinforced handles.

These market totes are the same basic design as the plastic "t-shirt" bags stores used to provide. The sides are pleated a special way to allow them to expand wide, and then collapse and fold up for easy carrying in your purse.

Sewing the handles separately makes these fast and easy to sew and gives you extra possibilities for fabric combinations.

These tote bags are also perfect for packing around all sorts of things and can even be used for storage. Use them to take packages to the post office, carry toys, a project tote, or store things like yarn, tape, etc.

This pdf sewing pattern is a paper & ink friendly 7-pages. There are 5 pages of text and color photo instructions + 2 pages black and white pattern pieces. Handle pattern piece are included, and the bag body is a square you will draw directly on your fabric using the dimensions given in the instructions.

Sewing Skill Level: Advanced Beginner - You have taken a basic sewing class or have made a few tote type bags before and are familiar with working your sewing machine and using sewing patterns.

Approximate Finished Dimensions [W x H x D]:
Small - 12" x 10" x 4" (30cm x 25cm x 10cm)
Medium - 13" x 12" x 5" (33cm x 31cm x 13cm)
Large - 14” x 14” x 6” (36cm x 36cm x 15cm)

Supplies (Materials You Provide):
• 1/2 yard exterior fabric
• 1 yard lining/handle fabric
• Ruler or yardstick
• Fabric marker or chalk

Sew It & Sell It: Bags made using this pattern can be sold in your own shop. Please offer Michelle Patterns design credit in any written description.

Grocery Bag PDF Sewing Pattern | Sew a reusable machine washable market tote eco shopping bag with this advanced beginner pattern.



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