Here’s a FREE Pattern, Tutorial and Video for the Easy Market Tote Bag.
Are you one of those amazing people who is trying to help the environment by using a reusable shopping bag instead of a plastic bag from the store? It’s definitely the right thing to do! However, do you find that the store bought reusable bags aren’t so great and tend to wear or rip too soon, especially at the bottom where they get poked by boxes and sharp edges?
If so, then here is a reusable eco-conscious shopping tote bag you can sew yourself and know that it’s going to be long-lasting and hard-wearing. Oh, and it looks really good too.
What you will need to make the Easy Market Tote Bag
Two pieces of heavyweight fabric, home decor, canvas, etc – 16 inches wide by 11.5 inches tall
Two pieces of Vinyl or faux leather – 16 inches wide by 8 inches tall
Two pieces of fabric for the strap – 22 inches long by 1.5 inches wide
Two pieces of Vinyl or faux leather for the strap – 22 inches long by 2 inches wide
Or if you want to make a different sized bag then cut your fabric in the size to suit the bag you’d like. If you want to make it deeper or taller, add to the height, however, if you want to make it wider, add to the width.
You’ll love the handles on this shopper. The vinyl with the fabric on top makes them not only super-strong but super-comfortable too. Ideal for when you are carrying heavy loads. If you’ve never sewn with vinyl before, you’ll be surprised how easy it is with this simple pattern. Check out the video and give it a try!
Full step by step video tutorial for the market tote bag
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