Easy Market Tote Instructions »
Type of item: Functional
Style: Retro / Vintage, Traditional, Classic, Casual, Cute
What was your inspiration?
As our awareness of the impact of plastic shopping bags on our environment increases, so has the popularity of reusable bags. The cloth Market Tote is a great option if you'd like to make your own -- it's very easy to construct, and because it requires only about 1/2 yard of fabric to make one about the same size as those plastic bags you get at the market, it's fairly inexpensive as well. You can use your serger, or your sewing machine -- I used both for bag shown in this tutorial.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Go to SewMimi.com for full instructions. Use up your scrap fabrics, or old sheets & pillow cases for this project.