Fabric Grocery Bag

Here is a homemade reusable grocery bag with matching coupon holder.


Approximate Time: 2 Hours


  • one yard material
  • matching thread
  • any decorations
  • applique'
  • sewing machine


  1. Cut out body of grocery bag: 23x15 inches.
    lining: 23x15 inches
    strap: 15x4 inches
    pocket (if desired) 5x5 inches square
  2. Lay out material and cut out body of bag. With contrasting material cut out lining and straps.
  3. Fold bag, right sides together, sew sides, at bottom of bag, sew corners, 1 inch, cut off access.
  4. Sew lining the same as the body of the bag.
  5. Fold the cut straps of contrasting material, in half, sew along one short end, and along side, turn right side out, press, sew other strap the same.
  6. Leaving body of bag wrong side out, insert into lining, making sure the seams are together.
  7. Insert straps, 5 inches from side of bag. Sew along top of bag, leaving 5 inch opening for turning.
  8. Ad

  9. Turn bag, hand sew or machine sew the opening.
  10. The bag is now done.
  11. For the coupon holder

    1. Using 1/2 yard of material, cut 23x20 inch piece of fabric, if desired, use contrasting material.
    2. Sew the front and back together, fold 1/4 way up the front of the piece.
    3. Sew each end, turn, sew up the middle of the pocket.
    4. You have 2 pockets for holding your coupons.

    By Barbara from Spring Hill, FL


August 28, 20100 found this helpful

Now these are smart! Great idea.

I just love when folks use common-sense to come up with a great idea for most everyone to use.

Everyone needs to use reusable grocery bags and the coupons are smart anyway. Having them in front of you while you shop ensures us, we will pay more attention.


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