How To Make An Origami Market Bag

I needed a shopping bag that folded up easily, so I went searching on Youtube for a perfect fit for my needs. I found an excellent tutorial by Alanda Craft that explained step by step how to make an origami shopping bag that only required a minimal amount of sewing and through a few clever folds transforms itself into a perfect bag for grocery shopping or to hold gym accessories, really this bag is suitable to carry just about anything. I couldn’t wait to get started on this project and I started rounding up my materials immediately. I already had two sections of material laying around the craft room so I was good to go. If all went well with this origami market bag I planned on making a few more to give to my friends and family as gifts.


  • 2 sections of coordinating fabric (19 inches across and 56 inches long)
  • A Sewing Machine
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • A Ruler


First, you just sew your two sections of fabric right sides together, leaving about a four-inch gap to turn right sides out. Then you will turn right side out and press the fabric and do a simple topstitch around the entire project.

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Then you follow the easy instruction in the video to fold the tote bag in an origami style and sew inside seams.

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Then you will be guided through the very easy steps to make the handle by simply sewing the corners together and adding a handle covering of attractive contrasting fabric.

Make an origami market bag for groceries

This is a super project and I will be making many more.

How To Make An Origami Market Bag

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