Here’s a mixed bunch of patterns and tutorials for making grocery bag holders. There are several designs for sewing, a few for knit and crochet plus I also tucked in some clever DIY ideas turning ordinary household items into dispensers. Everything’s organized in their own section below to keep things tidy, enjoy!
All but one of these designs are long and tube-shaped, some are pretty similar but I included them for inspiration (fabric choices, method of finishing, etc.).
Tutorial: Made with decorator weight fabric and is longer than most, cute ribbon & bow embellishment, elastic top & bottom and hangs by a fabric strap.
Fabric Dispenser: Quilted patchwork, casing on top and bottom for elastic closure and an elastic loop at top for hanging.
Fabric: Made with 9 strips of fabric (or just one if you prefer solid) and has elastic closure top and bottom with coordinating ribbon for hanging.
Tutorial: Elastic closure at top and bottom and features a nice & wide contrast edge, ribbon loop to hang.
With Loop For Hanging: A little smaller in size with an open top, fabric loop for hanging and elastic bottom.
Stuff Sack: Cute little project to keep in the car, finished size is approximately 5″ x 6″ x 4″ and includes a trash can applique design to download (pdf).
Knit & Crochet
So far I just have a few (and only one for crochet), but I’ll add more to this list as I come across them.
Knit: Made with double point needles, two hair elastics and pretty ribbon, bead or charm of your choice.
Lacy: Knit. Made with double pointed needles and 1/4 inch elastic.
Don’t sew, knit or crochet and prefer something simple? Check out these neat ideas that turn ordinary household items into handy storage…also see this idea for porigami, it shows how to fold the bags neatly so they can be piled nicely to store.
Bottle Keeper: Made with a 2 quart bottle (some clever cutting involved). Items get shoved in the top and pulled out at the bottom.
Milk Jug: Wash out an empty milk jug and cut a hole in the side of the jug.