I love making reusable shopping bags and totes and decided to whip up a little pattern for one of my favorite bags that I have – here is the tutorial at this link. I did a pdf because I find it so much more convenient for me to make documents than blogposts -sorry for any inconvenience to you!
Essentially this bag is just a half yard of fabric folded in half. You can also use two fat quarters sewn together. The fabric here is an upholstery weight cotton from ikea – but quilting weight is great too!
Instead of just sewing up one side and along the bottom like a basic tote, you sew on all four sides and square the bottom. It’s just a tad sturdier with very little extra bulk. Let me know if I have unwittingly copied someone here – this is just how I’ve made a lot of my shopping bags for years.
Hopefully my instructions aren’t tooooo horribly confusing.