Perfect Shopping Bag, Serger
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Perfect Shopping Bag, Serger

Learn how to modify a regular sewing machine pattern to take advantage of the speed and strength of a serger. You will remember to take your own strong bag to the store since it fits over the bagging frames, making grocery loading quick and easy. Make several bags in an afternoon to take shopping the next day. This pattern is fat quarter-friendly and offers multiple fabric options.

The Perfect Shopping Bag Materials List

Serger - Beginner+: must know how to thread and operate serger.


Quilting weight cottons, linen or lightweight linen blend (okay for outer fabric and handles).

The main pieces can easily be cut from fat quarters, but the handles will create less waste if cut from yardage. Fat quarters can be used for the handles, though, as well. Use one fabric for all pieces, or combine different fabrics as desired.

  • Fabric A (outer bag): 2 fat quarters or ½ yard

  • Fabric B (bag lining): 2 fat quarters of ½ yard

  • Fabric C (handles): 2 fat quarters or ½ yard (will be cut in class)



  • 4 spools serger thread to match or coordinate with fabrics


  • Large safety pin or a tube turner

  • Size 80/12 universal machine needles or needles appropriate for your serger

  • Pins, Point turner, Seam ripper, general serger and sewing supplies

  • Serger + manual

Advance Preparation

  • Prewash and press all fabric. 

  • Fabrics A and B: Cut two pieces 15” x 20” from EACH fabric.

Pattern is included with class fee.

Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: Beginner+
Requirements: Beginner+: must know how to thread and operate serger.
Instructor: Sheri Roach

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.

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