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Simple Fold-Up Market Tote


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Simple Fold-Up Market Tote
Simple Fold-Up Market Tote
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Farmer's market season is almost here, so get a head start on Spring with this Simple Fold-Up Market Tote. Made in pastel linen, these DIY tote bags are the perfect solution to bulky grocery sacks and are an environmentally-friendly alternative to plastic and paper bags. Using only 2 pieces of fabric, these farmer's market bags roll-up for easy storage, and are large enough to carry fresh fruit and veggies, making them a great choice for beginner sewists. These DIY tote bags are also wonderful for library books and toys, and can be made in about an hour. Go green this year with an eco-friendly bag tutorial that looks clean-cut and chic.

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This DIY bag is so cute and stylish! It seems like it would be a great library bag!

These would be so useful for the farmers' market, grocery, beach, pool, etc. I prefer an easy to care for, wrinkle-resistant fabric. It might be fun to make these out of a sheet. Several bags could be made at a very affordable price!

I'm wondering if these could be made reversible. Has anyone tried it? I think it would be pretty easy to do.

I did make on of these bags from ripstop today. If you do want to try it, make sure you have a teflon foot and transparent or "invisible" tape. The nylon from the ripstop has a tendency to "drag" on between the sewing foot and plate. Also, french seams clean up the inside as well as trying sew down the seams with this material can be difficult.

These are so stylish. I copied grocery bags from ripstop for Christmas presents this past year, but these are so much prettier..I'm going to try them in ripstop and fabric as well...

I like to make things that are great for me as well as making something useful and pretty to give as a gift. This bag fits the bill perfectly. It has lots of uses and is certainly something to pop in your handbag for unexpected purchases. Don't you think it is much prettier to use than a plastic carrier bag - and far more environmentally friendly.


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