grocery bag pattern

February 05, 2013

grocery bag sewing pattern / ann kelle

Paper, plastic or your own bag? I would feel guilty every time I was asked this. Thanks to Michelle ofย Michelle Patterns, I now get smiles from the grocery staff and even a “thank you” for bringing my own bags. A month or so ago, I started using these grocery bags Michelle sewed up from my cord fabric using her pattern.

grocery bag sewing pattern / ann kelle

grocery bag sewing tutorial / ann kelle

These sturdy bags are reversible and fit snug in your hand or on your forearm. When I first saw the picture of the pattern, I thought they’d be an oversized bag. But, they’re not, which is great for me. I’m the girl who tries to stuff everything into a big bag, only later to find a red and sore shoulder. Ouch! To make your own grocery bag, head here for Michelle’sย pdf pattern. Your groceries will thank you.

grocery bag sewing tutorial / ann kelle

(photos by Kelle)

posted by kelle at 11:02 am
(8) Comments


  1. kristina says:

    How cute are those?! Love the pattern AND the fabric! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Jenniffier says:

    Thanks for letting us know they aren’t over-sized. I had been thinking about getting the pattern, but wasn’t sure on the sizing. The pictures with you holding them really help ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. MaryBeth says:

    That is my favourite pattern!!!

  4. Debi says:

    The best thing is these look like they are washable!

  5. […] the paper and plastic bags and go recyclable! These grocery bags aren’t just pretty, they’re reversible […]

  6. Barbara A says:

    I like the bags because they are reversible and very pretty( Would love the pattern

  7. Linda says:

    I have been making similar ones for years, reversible also, and I add a outside pocket to hold keys, coupons etc. They make great gift bags anytime of year and receiver can then use bag at grocery store, so it is a win-win. I used a plastic grocery bag as my pattern,