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40+ FREE Grocery & Shopping Bag Patterns


**Please scroll down the page for the links to the free patterns**


Make shopping, grocery, and market bags with the help of this collection of over forty free shopping & grocery bag patterns, tutorials, and diy sewing projects gathered from all over the web!

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**Please scroll down the page for the links to the free patterns**


So whether you're looking for a more structured, flat-bottomed tote that will stand up nicely on a counter or tabletop, a less structured, slouchy shopping bag, or a bag that folds away for easy storage, hopefully you'll be able to find just the project you're looking for on these pages.

So of course, the main benefit of a reusable grocery bag is that it's much better for the environment than disposable bags. But a fabric bag is also just so much more stylish than a plastic bag. And by making your own bag, you get to personalize it by choosing your own fabric.

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And one of the simpler bag styles can be a great first project for a beginner who's just learning how to sew. Especially if she chooses one of the hobo bag styles, which will likely consist of just a couple of fabric pieces, very few seams, and no separate handle to attach.

Make your grocery bag from a laminated fabric and it will be water resistant. Add a layer of insulated batting to your bag and it'll help keep your food chilled until you're able to get it home.

And since you'll likely be carrying heavy items in your shopping bag, it's important that your bag be sturdy. Therefore, it's a good idea to either choose a heavy fabric for your bag like a cotton canvas or to line your bag with a second layer of fabric. You can also back your fashion fabric with a layer of fusible interfacing to make it sturdier. Line and interface your bag and it'll be even stronger.

And because you'll likely want to launder your finished bag, it's a good idea to pre-wash your fabric to reduce the chance of shrinkage and color bleeding.

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Also, this page may contain affiliate links, which means I may make a commission if you purchase something from one of these websites (but the patterns linked to should be free).


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Free Grocery & Shopping Bag Patterns