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The Zip-Away Shopping Bag Pattern by Nicole Mallalieu is a handy zip up tote bag that stays folded in it practical pouch until you need it!

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This pattern has instructions to make a handy shopping bag and zips into itself to create a small size - perfect for carrying in your purse or to carry in your car! Just unzip the pouch to open the shopping bag. This bag has reinforced straps and a sturdy base and complete instructions on how to insert a zipper on a curved base. Finished size is 29cm x 36cm x 12cm (11 ¼" x 14" x 4 ¾"). Materials Needed:

  • Fabric for pouch (quilting cotton) - 40cm x 16cm (15 ¾" x 6 ¼")
  • Fabric for bag (quilting cotton or lighter) - 95cm x 112cm (or 1 yard of 44" wide)
  • 10cm x 33cm (4" x 13") fusible webbing (Vliesofix, Applifix, Heat&Bond etc.
  • Nylon zipper- minimum 40cm - 50cm (15 ¾" - 19 ½")
  • Appliqué mat or baking paper (parchment)
  • Fast2Fuse* - 33cm x 12cm (13" x 4 ¾")
*Alternatively, double sided Peltex (72) can be used; however it is a little more difficult to use and manipulate because it is thicker and softer than Fast2Fuse. Tools You May Find Useful:
  • Vlieseline T6 tape or similar fusible webbing tape
  • Tailor's awl
  • Fabric marker or tailor's chalk

Zip-way Shopping Bag Pattern by Nicole Mallalieu

Zip-way Shopping Bag Pattern by Nicole Mallalieu

Zip-Away Shopping Bag Pattern in PDF format
This bag folds away into a zipped pouch.

This is a PDF downloadable pattern with a total of 21 pages. There is a 1 page cover, 18 pages of instructions and photos, 1 page for notes, and 1 page with a pattern piece.

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