PFI Market Bag (Easy Sewing)
Please enjoy this sweet little market tote from Portland Fashion Institute. Tested, tried and true from our lovely students at the Multnomah Athletic Club — who cut and sewed it in 3 hours flat. It’s perfect for a shopping tote, a handbag or as a gift.
Here’s what to do:
- You’ll need 5/8 yds each of three 45″-wide cotton fabrics, 1-1/2 yds of 1″-wide nylon webbing, thread plus your usual sewing tools.
- Download the instructions for preparing your pattern. Pattern prep
- Download the pattern: PFI Market Bag pattern
- The pattern is all rectangles. Don’t want to download and prep the pattern? Then cut fabric from this list of rectangles. Sewing tip: Use a rotary cutter and ruler on a self-healing mat.
Fabric 1. For outside big rectangle and top edge.
— Two pieces 2½” x 17” (top edge piece D)
— Two pieces 12½” x 11½”(outside big rectangle piece C)
Fabric 2. For sides and pockets.
— Two pieces 12½” x 4” (sides piece A)
— Four pieces 5” x 17” (pockets)
Fabric 3. For lining and front accent.
— Two pieces 12½ x 1½”(accent piece B)
— Two pieces 1½” x 17” (accent piece E)
— Two pieces 15” x 16” (lining)
4. Download the instructions for cutting and sewing your fabric. Sewing Instructions
Bonus: November 27-December 9. Bring this page to PFI and get 30% off your fabric for your PFI Market Bag!
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