Fold Up Shopping Bag Sewing Pattern

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A handy tote, that folds up into a small, zipped pouch, the Fold Up Shopping Bag is a convenient and eco-conscious sew. Say goodbye to paper and plastic bags!

Instant download digital sewing pattern. Includes sizes small, medium, and large.

• Optional sizes: small, medium, and large
• Optional keyring tab

• Beginner friendly
• Folds up into a zipped pouch
• Sturdy carry handles
• Packed with pro tips and expert advice
• Includes full size, print-at-home pattern pieces
• Includes step-by-step tutorial with photos
• Instant-download digital sewing pattern

Your grocery shopping just got prettier! Grab your scraps or fabric to upcycle, sew a handy fold-up shopping bag, zip it up, and clip it on your keys or handbag, ready to use!

Fabric - You will need a light-weight woven or non-stretch fabric.You can use the same fabric type for the lining.


  • 0.25 yards of light or heavy fusible interfacing
  • 1x Regular zipper (closed end):
    • S: 18 inch / 45cm long
    • M: 23 inch / 58cm long
    • L: 29 inch / 73cm long
  • OPTIONAL 2 yards of webbing
  • OPTIONAL 1x ½ inch swivel clasp hardware OR 1x keyring hardware
  • Thread to match


  • Sewing machine
  • Pins or clips
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure or ruler
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Optional washaway tape
  • Optional zipper foot
  • Optional chopstick
  • Optional loop turner or bodkin

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A serger or overlocker is optional but not required.


How do PDF/ digital patterns work? Simply download, print, and sew. You’ll need a free Adobe Acrobat reader program and any home printer (or a nearby copy shop for A0 printing). Once you’ve printed the pieces, tape or glue them together. You’ll find an easy-to-follow how-to guide inside the pattern instructions, plus support in our Facebook group.

The trim-free pattern comes in A4 or US letter printable sizes and includes full pattern pieces and a detailed tutorial to guide you every step of the way. An A0 format (pattern pieces only) is also included should you wish to have your pattern printed professionally. PDF Layers allow you to select and print only the size/s you want/ need.

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What if I need help while sewing? Join our Facebook group and ask any and all the questions you have! We have a team of admins who know our patterns inside-out and are here to help at any point throughout your RP sewing experience. This wonderful community is friendly, knowledgeable, and always willing to help! You can share photos of your RP sews, enter giveaways, get sales information, and new-release updates.

“The step by step guide to sew has given me the best and the nicest shopping bag that I have. I will definitely sew this pattern again in other sizes.”

Maja Rus

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