If you want to sew a useful gift for someone, a reusable shopping bag is one of the best options. I have made a few for my family members, as Christmas gifts, and they are used all the time.
Take this opportunity and go green, use fewer plastic bags!
These are not large grocery bags, I designed a pattern that uses 2 half-yards of fabric or 4 fat quarters – there is an option for whatever you have in your stash!
The bags measure 13″x16.5″ (without handles) and can be carried in the purse.
I used nice quilt cotton fabrics,
and the best thing: they are reversible, what you see below is the same bag!
For one bag you need:
– one half yard of fabric for the outer bag
– one half yard for the lining.
NOTE: You could use four fat quarters as well (and they can be all different).
This is a quick and easy project. I made six bags in just a few hours. I am glad I found another way to show off the beautiful fabrics from my stash!
If you want to sew your own bags, download the free pattern below.
Happy sewing shopping bags,