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Reusable Market Bag

Start this in the morning, and by afternoon you’ll have a cloth tote for the farmer’s market or grocery store. For this spacious bag project maker Judy Sams Sohn chose eye-catching blue-and-white prints from Always & Forever collection by Alex Anderson for P&B Textiles.

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Assemble Bag

1. Insert bag body inside bag lining with right sides together; straps should be between bag and lining. Align raw edges and seams. Stitch together upper edges of bag body and lining, leaving a 4" opening for turning (Diagram 11).

2. Turn bag and lining right side out through opening; hand-stitch opening closed.

3. Referring to Diagram 11, fold top blue print strip into bag to make upper edge; press. Topstitch 1/8" from upper edge to complete bag.