Pattern #1723 Free Pattern - Reusable Shopping Tote Bag - Unlined - Large

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Free Pattern - Unlined Large Grocery Tote

Difficulty 2/5

Difficulty Rating 2/5

With single use plastic bags being discouraged in New Zealand, I felt it was time for everyone to be able to have access to a free pattern and video tutorial on how to sew your own reusable shopping bag.

This design is a simple fabric, grocery tote bag that is reusable, strong and durable.

It is large in size, unlined, and has an optional base insert

Construction information is a sew-a-long video available on my Youtube Channel - which is also embedded at the bottom of this page.

All seam and hem allowances are included.

The pdf is a OS (one size) diy, do it yourself grocery / tote bag.

Fabric Required : 150cm wide - purchase 1.2 metres | 60inches wide - purchase 1 1/3 yards (based on one colour fabric for all pieces)

Please see below for a detailed description.

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Downloadable Files Include:

Unlined Large Grocery Tote - Free PDF Sewing Pattern

Style # 1723      Difficulty: - 2 / 5

Free directions and pattern for a reusable, durable, unlined shopping market bag.

This is a for a larger sized bag. Finished size is approx 34x36x23cm | 13 1/2 x 14 x 9 inches (h/w/d)

This is a professionally drafted industry construction pattern

A Sew-A-Long video is on my Youtube channel - also embedded at the bottom of this page.

Please purchase a woven fabric - heavier weights are best.

About this bag:

Make your own fabric shopping tote. If your goal is to cut down on waste, or simply be kinder to the environment, this pattern will help get you started. Choose an eco-sensitive fabric such as hemp or any heavier weight drill, duck, upholstery, canvas or linen fabric of your choice. Choose an eco friendly reusable option for your shopping.


The pattern is one size

Additional Information:

Available is a free digital download, a pdf file able to be immediately printed to your home printer.

If you have not used a pdf sewing pattern before, this is an easy way of figuring out how they work.

Download the pattern after going through the checkout - you will need to create an account - the pattern will show in your cart as $0. The pattern will be in your account forever, and you can download it as many times as you want. There may be a slight delay in accessing the download as your email address needs to be verified.

It is printable in both US letter and A4 sizes. There is also an A0 printshop PDF option. For the print-at-home option, the pages are very easy to assemble, simply match the letters and numbers of the grid and tape or stick glue into position before cutting out.

Please ensure before you print that your printer settings are set to "DO NOT SCALE" (Print actual size)

Please print the page with the test square as a single print job before you send the full pdf document to the printer, with your printer settings on "do not scale". This will print a test size square which you can measure to ensure the pattern will print to the correct size. This square is 10cm (which is just short of 4 inches - 3 15/16") . The test square will normally be the last or the first page, depending on your printer. You can preview this before printing.

These print in black ink with grainlines in red ink. You may prefer to change your print settings to "draft" to save ink.

You will need Adobe Reader to read the file and a printer to print out the pattern.

You may sell items made from this pattern. You may not sell, copy, or redistribute this pattern.

This is a PDF construction/sewing pattern. This is not a finished bag.

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More Information
From The Collection Other
Season No Season
Number of Pages

Trim Pattern 22 pages

Instructions - Sew A Long Video

Knit Or Woven Fabric Woven Fabric Used In Pattern
Fabric Pattern Types Plain, Floral, Spots, Stripes, Checks and Tartan
Fabric Choice Cotton Woven, Linen, Drill, Cotton Duck, Hemp, Canvas
A0 Copy Shop File Included No
Projector Files Included - Layered Yes
Print Options Print At Home - Trim File - (US Letter and A4 Size)
Pattern Size OS
Difficulty Easy Peasy
Garment Type Bag
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