Mom 'N' Me Market Bags

Mom 'N' Me Market Bags

Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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  • 45" home decor fabric: 3/4 yd (1/4 yd) each, Fabric A & lining Fabric B
  • 4 yds webbing
  • Two 1" D-rings
  • Two 1" swivel hooks
  • Decorative buttons
  • Sewing machine & basic sewing supplies
  • Iron & pressing surface
  • Marker
  • Optional 12"x8" (6"x3") cardboard for bottom


Pattern is written for mom's bag, changes for child's bag are in ( ). Refer to photo. Use 1/4" seam allowance. RS = Right side(s). WS = Wrong side(s).


Fabric A:
Two 14½"x12½" (6½"x 7½") pieces for front & back
One 9"x40½" (3½"x20½") piece for sides & bottom

Fabric B:
Two 14½"x12½" (6½"x7½") pieces for front & back
One 9"x40½" (3½"x20½") piece for sides & bottom
One 13"x6½" piece for pocket

Two 44"(24") pieces for straps
Two 2½" pieces for D-rings
One 24" piece for connecting strap


1. Fold pocket piece RS together & sew bottom seam. Turn RS out; press. Draw line 3" up from bottom on bag front and 3" (1") in from each side on front & back. Fold 2½" piece of webbing around a D-ring & baste in place 4½" in from right side on pocket line (2" down from top left). Center pocket along drawn line. Edge stitch bottom edge.
2. Place webbing along the side lines of the front & back. Stitch in place, stopping 2" from top of bag. Reinforce corners of side/bottom piece with stay stitching to align with corners. Stitch front to side/bottom, while clipping and pivoting at corners. Repeat with back piece. Press seams toward sides.
3. Repeat for the lining, leaving an opening in the bottom for turning. With RS together, stitch lining to bag top, keeping handles free. Turn RS out, press. Slip stitch opening in lining closed.
4. Edge stitch top of bag. Reposition handles and continue stitching handles to bag and along edges. Fold edges of connecting strap over swivel hooks. Stitch securely.