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Reusable Grocery Bag Patterns

Posted by  ·  January 4, 2011  ·  Last Updated: April 30, 2016

If one of your goals for the new year is to cut down on waste, these cool reusable grocery bag patterns will get you started.

1. The Market Tote Reusable Grocery Bag Tutorial

2. Reusable Produce Bag

3. Quick Carrier Reusable Grocery Sack

4.  Recycled Rice Bag Grocery Tote

5. Folding Reusable Grocery Tote

6. Charlie Reusable Grocery Bag

7. Pillowcase Grocery Bag

8. Envirosax Knock Off Grocery Sack

9. How to Make A Simple Tote bag

10. MorsBags Reusable Grocery Bags

Learn why using reusable grocery sacks is so important! This site shares all the facts and everything you need to join the revolution!

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  1. Marilyn
    Saturday, October 7th, 2017
    really like the bags
  2. JMC
    Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
    Years ago since Trader Joe's came to town, They introduced the idea about using recycled bags for shopping. Great incentive for me (and my kids) to be mindful of our precious environment!
    Now that Best Yet market gives customers back five cents for using recycled bags also.
    Warehouse clubs like Bj's don't provide bags, but sometimes cardboard boxes.
    Our bags have been getting nasty despite being washed, so With Earth Day approaching, and the change of seasons I've decided on a spring project to turn couple an old sweatshirt, a sweater that outgrown my wardrobe and couple t-shirts into grocery bags.

    Never occurred to me to use a pillow case!
  3. Emily
    Monday, July 27th, 2015
    These patterns are wonderful! I am so excited to try them out!
  4. laurenphead
    Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
    how much material would be needed for option #3 and #6?
  5. Shirley M
    Thursday, November 21st, 2013
    Could you tell me how to line the quick carrier grocery bag??? It's so cute!!!
  6. Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
    Thanks for sharing these beautiful patterns. And another thanks for promoting these reusable bags, which will help people in leaving use of plastic bags.
  7. Monday, February 11th, 2013
    Hi there! I love these! Hope you don't mind, I included your blog in a list of suggestions for reducing household waste on my blog, http://imalousycook.blogspot.com

    If that's a problem, I can remove it, but I think this is a great idea!
  8. Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
    Cindy, I just shot you an e-mail via your gmail account about a seller on ebay selling your reversible tote bag pattern...
    They were selling patterns of mine that were free as well.

  9. Friday, January 7th, 2011
    Love this! I've been looking for a good (easy and sturdy) pattern I can use for grocery shopping. Now i've got all the choices in one place!
  10. Friday, January 7th, 2011
    Love the bags! Now if I could just remember to take them with me to the store! Thanks for the post and all the neat links!
  11. Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
    this kind of bag can be recycled,it is good for environment,and the bags are so colorful and nice!
  12. Ellen
    Tuesday, January 4th, 2011
    I haven't tried this one personally, but I have the fabric! Market Bag This one resembles the ones you get from the store in that they are boxy and stand up when you load groceries in them.
    • Edith Goodman
      Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
      I have the patterns but now I need to know where to purchase the material/fabric.
  13. Tuesday, January 4th, 2011
    Sorry I totally messed up my link. My son hit the keyboard a few times.
    reusable shopping bag
  14. Tuesday, January 4th, 2011
    I have a tutorial for a ,a href="http://hammerandthread.blogspot.com/2010/08/reusable-shopping-bags.html">reusable shopping bag that can be folded into a wallet size. I have a couple that I use all the time.
    I love the recycled rice bag. super cute
  15. Tuesday, January 4th, 2011
    These are darling!

    I just finished posting my own today. Mine were Christmas presents for my girls because they like to use them to haul their snow gear to school. These bags are wonderful, aren't they? Lots of great uses!