Foldable Shopping Tote - Beginner Sewing Pattern & Video Tutorial


Now you will always have a stylish shopping bag handy!  These bags are designed to fold up into the pocket so you can toss them in your purse and take them anywhere.  With just (2) half yards of fabric you will have a fully lined and sturdy bag.  The pattern makes the most of the fabric with very little waste.   The lining not only adds strength, but also means no exposed seams and makes the bag reversible.  One trip to the market and everyone will be asking where you got your bag!

In addition to the step by step instructions, you will also have access to a full video tutorial which will walk you through each step of the project in detail.


Students are also encouraged to join the Crosscut Sewing Community Facebook Group to share their project or ask questions.


½ yard of exterior fabric (quilting cotton)
½ yard of interior fabric (quilting cotton)


Shopping Tote Kits are available for this project.

This sewing pattern is designed to teach new or young sewers how to follow sewing instructions.  Students with a little experience may be able to follow by themselves.  Younger students may need help, but read the directions carefully together and encourage them to figure out each step.  This is a simple project, so the focus can really be on reading and following each step.