Stylish Market Tote bags – free pattern

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Free sewing pattern for these sturdy and stylish market tote bags. Fully lined, pockets inside and out - love them!


What could be more perfect than DIY tote bags.  Refuse to pollute the environment with plastic carrier bags from the store and sew your own stylish and reusable bags in your favorite colors and prints.  These ones particularly caught our eye for the nice combination of prints, the full lining on the inside, the neat piping, and the external and internal pockets.  These are sturdy bags you can use again and again.

This is what we call a statement bag. It’s specifically designed to make the best use of the chosen fabric’s color and motif. Each bag blends three prints to create the exterior and lining.

Finished size: These bags finish at approximately 18″ high x 18″ wide with 3″ sides and base and a 10″ handle drop.

Materials needed:

  • 1¼ yards of 44″+ wide quilting weight cotton for the bag bottom exterior, exterior front and back pockets, and the handles.
    NOTE: The yardage above allows for fussy cutting; if your fabric does not require a precise fussy cut, you can get by with one yard. 
  • ¾ yard of 44″+ wide quilting weight cotton for the bag upper exterior, facing, and the lining pocket
  • ½ yard of 44″+ wide quilting weight cotton for the bag lining
  • 1 yard of 20″ + one-sided fusible fleece
  • ¾ yard of 20″+ lightweight but firm fusible interfacing
  • 2 yards of coordinating pre-made piping

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Free market bag pattern and tutorial here