I was inspired to make this bag because during my weekly farmer's market visits, I found that my bags were feeling uncomfortable on my shoulders as I added my produce. So, I chose a lightweight fabric and created these new farmer's market tote bags that are a lot more comfortable.

This is an easy-to-sew project that you can make from two yards of fabric with extra to make a few zipper bags that you can toss in your tote or purse. Just follow my tutorial below and don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions!

how to sew a linen farmer's market bag

Sew Soft & Comfy

Although I am calling these my farmer's market tote bags, you could use them for going to the grocery store or running other errands where a bigger bag might come in handy. If you live near the beach, you could also take this with you and carry some books or magazines, sunglasses, lotion, and whatever else you need! 

I made my tote bags in two sizes from a cotton twill stripe and natural linen. The finished bag sizes are 15x30 and 12x26. When you're ready to get started, grab what you need below and download the pattern at the end of this post. The pattern I used is designed to fit on 8.5x14 size paper, but there's also a pattern that's tiled on 8.5x11 (as that size of paper is more common!). 

How to Make Farmer's Market Tote Bags

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
  2. Fold and mark fabric using directions and measurements on template.
  3. Cut four layers of fabric along marks.
  4. Place wonder tape along edge of angled sides. Fold and press, then fold and press again.

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  • Basic Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Ruler or Measuring Tape
  • Quilting Ruler (optional)