To the Market: 14 Grocery Bag Pattern Ideas

Farmer's Market season is almost here! Create a new shopping bag for spring with these free tote bag patterns.

By: Kaylee Pope, Editor,
Updated January 22, 2018
To the Market 14 Grocery Bag Pattern Ideas

Sustainable and reusable grocery bags are more popular than plastic and paper bags these days. Everyone seems to be using recyclable grocery bags to cart their treats home from the grocery store. Unlike those pesky plastic bags you receive at the store, however, you have to buy your reusable bags. Why not be extra-crafty (and sustainable) by using our easy bag patterns to create your own DIY reusable grocery bags?

There is no reason to buy bag after bag when you can use a grocery bag pattern to make your very own bags. Plus, if you make your very own grocery bag pattern, they will be extra sturdy. All of the easy bag patterns and tutorials in To the Market: 14 Grocery Bag Patterns make fabulous totes to take to the market or grocery store. Whether you are browsing the aisles of your local supermarket or the stalls at the farmer’s market, you will find the perfect grocery bag pattern for any experience.

New to sewing? Then be sure to check out our tutorial on how to sew a grocery bag! It's a brand new video from blogger Carolina Moore.

Reusable Grocery Bags and Totes

Rescued Threads Tote

These free bag patterns are fabulous for taking to the store. Sturdy, roomy, cute, and easy, every single one of these grocery bag pattern projects makes a great tote for the market.

  • Simple Foldable Market Purse

    Use this free purse pattern to make an incredibly simple, strong purse that's cute enough to wear out on the town but durable enough to carry even the heaviest of groceries without worrying about breakage.

  • EZ Grocery Bag Tutorial

    Gone are the days of throwing out plastic bags after every grocery visit. This reusable grocery bag pattern helps you go green!

  • A Handibag From A Pillowcase

    Learn how to make a tote bag perfect for running errands in just 5 easy steps! Turn a simple pillow case with into a DIY tote bag with this free sewing pattern.

Easy Bag Patterns for the Farmer's Market

Farmer's Market Grocery Tote

The Farmer's Market is such a fun place to go to find groceries. Everything is so fresh and yummy! Don't forget to use one of our DIY reusable bag patterns to store your goodies in.

  • Easily Maintained Market Totes

    This tutorial teaches you how to sew bags for the market out of old bed sheets.

  • Fabulous Farmer's Market Tote

    Join the reusable grocery bag craze by sewing this Fabulous Farmer's Market Tote. This simple tote bag pattern is well worth the little time you need to make it.

  • Mixed-Up Market Bag

    This gorgeous Mixed-Up Market Bag is the perfect DIY tote bag to take with you wherever you go! It's handy and durable enough to become your go-to bag for your daily errands, but fashionable enough to take with you on lunch dates or to a night on the town.

Easy Bag Patterns for Produce

Quick Fix Grocery Bag

Fruits and veggies need a special bag. Easily bruised and beat up, produce needs to be stored in a DIY bag pattern that will keep it safe. Lucky for you, we have these fantastic ideas!

  • DIY Grocery Bags for Produce

    If you are looking to avoid the plastic, store-provided bags for your apples, oranges, limes, and lettuce, sew up a handful of these DIY Grocery Bags for Produce. Your fruits and veggies will thank you when they arrive home bruise-free.

  • 5 Step Market Tote

    Learn how to make a tote bag in just five easy steps when you explore this grocery bag pattern idea.

Upcycled Grocery Bag Pattern Ideas

Green Earth Grocery Bags

Last but not least; the upcycled grocery bag patterns! Go the extra mile when it comes to saving the earth by using a grocery bag pattern that uses up scaps or old tees!

  • Reusable T-Shirt Bag

    Easy bags to make can be both affordable and space-saving, especially with this tutorial. These instructions on how to make a shoulder bag out of a thrifted t-shirt can lead to zero wasted space on paper and plastic bags all over your home.

  • A Fine Day T-Shirt Tote

    When the sun and temperatures beckon you and your little ones to the market, you'll be glad to have A Fine Day T-Shirt Tote. Store your fresh fruits and veggies in this DIY tote, made from old t-shirts. 

  • Jazzed Up Grocery Bag

    Take an ordinary reusable grocery bag and transform it into a conversation starter. When you know how to sew your own purses, even your grocery bags can make fashion statements!

  • Sturdy Reusable DIY Bag

    When headed to the Farmers’ Market this weekend, don’t forget this Sturdy Reusable DIY Bag. This reusable grocery bag has a sturdy flat bottom, so that you can securely carry your items around the market without fear of your produce getting all smashed.

What are your favorite eco-friendly sewing projects? Let us know below in the comments!

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Great article! I have actually made my own grocery bag, around here it is not easy to get one on these, especially when I go to the market I was always offered a polyethylene bag till when I had to make my own grocery bag. I do hope this catches on with everyone because that protects the environment and it is very convenient. Thank You!!!


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