I \'ve seen a lot of tutorials about grocery bags etc, but I \'ve never found one that I think is easy to understand for people like me. There\'s a very good t- The shirt bag is almost exactly the same as this one, but it uses a very different technique to build the bag. This one may not end up being that delicate, but I think it might be easier for some sewers to follow. Existing bags can be used for patterns. Just cut the seams at the top and bottom seams of the handle. Then cut the sides so you have a pattern that looks no different than the wife --beater. You need to cut a total of four pieces of fabric, two lined fabrics and two external fabrics. I took out some quilt fabric from my storage room to make this bag and I used two very different fabrics so it was easy to distinguish between inside and outside. Outer bag of chicken fabric from Debbie mums. The black silk print is the lining manufacturer that stitches the right side of the fabric outside together and stitches both sides. Do the same for lining fabrics. Open the fabric and press the seam on one side. Note on pressing: do it. Take your time. If you ignore this, you will label yourself as amateur. Precise pressing is the difference between something that looks like a hand It looks like something homemade by a ten-year-old Girl Scout. Now turn it around with the fabric outside-side out. In this case, it is a fabric with chicken on it. I don\'t know what\'s so fascinating about Debbie munm\'s chicken, but my mom saw it too, so the bag was for her. Love you, Mom! Put the outside parts in the lining fabric so you can put them together. You should look at the bags that are not sewn inside. If you don\'t, maybe you should quit right now because it\'s only going to get harder from here. Start at the side seam and nail the lining outside. Pin all the way and keep the top of the handle open. Match the curve. Take your time. If you cut the fabric while you\'re awake, the curves should actually match them. FSM will help you if you don\'t. Make sure that the seam allowance at each level is in the opposite direction. That\'s why we put the seams on one side. Sew the lining outside, not on the top of the handle. Let them open the door now. Trim the curve and trim the seam allowance. When you open the seam to the right and crop the curve, you want the seam to be very flat, which helps to facilitate this. The grocery bag is not yours for Perez Hilton. Turn the bag right and plug the lining in the bag to where it belongs. It looks like a mess, but we haven\'t pressed it yet. Flatten the seam. You may have to stick your hand to the top of the opening of the handle to press the seam evenly. Then go in and flatten it. Go all the way and concentrate on making the curve smooth. I found it easier to press from the bag. This step is crucial. I think I already mentioned it. If you forget or skip that part, it\'s here again. Note on pressing: do it. Take your time. If you ignore this, you will label yourself as amateur. Precise pressing is the difference between something that looks like a hand It looks like something homemade by a ten-year-old Girl Scout. The top is stitched outside the bag and skips the top of the handle. This will prevent sliding layer by layer and let your onions and lucky charms go along the way. Keep the handle open; We will go in the end. WTF is top-stitching? Basically, it is sewing near the edge, through all the layers, outside the bag, along the way. I took less than 1/4 shots. from the edge. Try to be neat; You can see this from the outside. You almost finished the top at this point. Turn the bag outside so that the lining fabric is outside. To make a corner brace, fold the side of the bag to the center as shown. Nail the bottom so that it won\'t slide when sewing. Folding the bag in this way seems to be counter-intuitive, but when you take the bag and push the corner out, you\'ll have the perfect corner brace. Fold carefully so that the handle folds near the midpoint. If you make the fold too big, the inner corner of your bag will be exposed from the top. Not tragedy but stupidity. If you\'re a perfectionist like me, it looks annoying. I used a finishing needle at the bottom to make it very safe. You don\'t want your canned onion or beans to fall on your toes. If you have a serger, you can either use it or zig-zag. No matter what you do, be sure to use the needle you will definitely use. When you take the bag out of the inside, sew the top of the handle. They will be right if your bag is still inside. Because I haven\'t told you to turn it, which one it should be, right? Make it strong, but don\'t go crazy. Turn your bag out now. You can see the corner support on both sides, but the handle on the top is still very wide. Carrying three or four of these things at a time can be difficult, and the original edges are still exposed to the other side. We will strengthen the handle to make it easier to carry multiple bags. Because if you are like me, I like to drive as little as possible in the rain. Fold the handle in half with the top The stitched seam faces the inside of the bag. Nail on both sides of the top seam and keep the nail tied until about 3 inch from the center on both sides. This will leave a folded edge perfectly aligned with the corner brace. Because the top of the bag has multiple thicknesses, make sure you fold these seams in the opposite direction, otherwise you end up breaking a needle, which will scare forever -- The love crap that comes out of you I wouldn\'t know from my personal experience or anything else. This is the cool part: go along the existing top and go through the center seam from the needle seam to the needle seamstitched line. If you are a quilt, imagine it as a needle. in-the-ditch. If you don\'t wear a quilt, I\'m sure you\'re a good man. After all, you are making * cloth * grocery bags. Now you have an easy-to-carry handle with the original edge of the handle fixed inside the fold. You have it! Your finished grocery tote bag is ready to carry onions, deodorant or sugar -- Style coated breakfast cereal home from the market. You can hop on your Hummer, point it to your McMansion, and be happy with the \"green. \"Or hop on your Prius and head to your solar yurt and feel good about keeping it green. \"You know which one you are.