The Reusable Grocery Bag is an easy to follow sewing pattern to create your own reusable grocery bag or market tote. These bags have a multitude of uses and roll up small enough to tuck away discreetly in the bottom of your handbag until needed. It’s the perfect reusable shopping bag pattern!
The finished bag is large in size and the pattern comes with two options to make either a fully lined bag, or an unlined bag.
The pattern contains clear, detailed instructions. All pattern pieces have been digitally drawn. It is suitable for a beginner sewer.
- Width 16 1/2″ (42cm)
- Height 14 1/2″ (37cm)
- Depth 3″ (7.5cm)
- Fabric for the outer of your bag, contrast panels, lining (optional, see below) and handles (i.e. quilting cotton) – up to 1yd (91cm)
- Firm fusible stabiliser (i.e. Pellon’s Peltex #71F, Legacy #71F) – 1” x 1” (2.5cm x 2.5cm)
- ¼” wide elastic – up to 7½” (19cm)
- 1 button – 1” size (2.5cm)
- Coordinating thread, scissors and general sewing supplies.
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All Rights Reserved
– Do not copy this pattern, claim as your own or allow others to use it.
– This pattern may be used for personal and small businesses producing limited quantities only.
Devin Moss –
This by far is a staple bag you need in your stash! Roll it up and keep it in your purse or in the car when your out and need a quick bag. I’ve gifted these and always hear how perfect they are for everything from the market to the beach!
Thanks Devin! Always lovely to hear such positive feedback! 🙂
I love this pattern! I’ve made several because it’s a quick but useful project. The pattern is well written and easy to follow…
Katherine Beckwith –
This bag has become a go-to favorite of mine and I get compliments on everyone I make. It’s a great project to showcase a couple fabrics and an easy sew if you need a gift ASAP. At first I was a little turned off by the straps being attached on the exterior (I’m used to attaching them on the inside) but I trusted the pattern and the handles are holding up. If you too are used to attaching the straps on the interior you could easily do that on this bag but you really don’t need to.
Melissa B –
I made three of these and I love them. It was simple and the pattern was easy to follow. Plus you get a product that looks great and packs well.
Linda E (verified owner) –
I am going to make lots more of this bag. Needed a quick present for my DIL. She absolutely loved it and it was so quick and easy to make. As I am retired and my partner will be likewise by the end of next year I am starting to make presents rather than buy and I can see everyone on my list getting at least one of these. Well all the ladies anyway.
Christine Cherniski (verified owner) –
Simple, easy pattern. Great support on page and email. Love these bags and this company!!
gailfr (verified owner) –
I like this pattern very much. It rolls up nicely and is a nice size. I have made two and am working on #3 and 4. Tweaks I have made are to make the elastic a bit longer (I was making one for a child and thought it might be easier to handle). I also sewed on the button before attaching the lining so that I could have easier access to the interfacing square and hopefully sew the button on more securely. I am not sure whether this will be a problem or not. I am also going to try tucking the handles into the body of the bag rather than putting them on the outside. All in all, very pleased with my purchase.
bev-morris (verified owner) –
I love this bag! It took me forever to make, because of my crazy life. No matter how long I took away from my sewing, it was easy to just pull the pattern up on my PC, and go right back to where I was. Everything fit together so perfectly and so easily! I prefer handles sewn into the lining so I altered the assembly just a bit to suit my tastes, even that was easy to do. Really awesome pattern!
Debbie (verified owner) –
I recently purchased the Reusable Grocery Bag and was able to crank out half a dozen for gifts in practically no time. The instructions are well written (I did things a little differently because I’m a rebel that way) and logical. I’m sure I’ll be making some for myself soon.
k.l.mcintosh (verified owner) –
Lovely easy pattern with great instructions. I have made a few now for gifts and for myself. The whole bag is finished in 30 mins from cutting out to completion. Great idea for a last minute gift.
jr.williams56 (verified owner) –
I haven’t used the pattern yet but it will be used for Christmas gifts. This is the fourth pattern I will have used from Andre Designs and they have all been well written with helpful videos too.