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We’re happy to introduce a one-size-fits-all pattern to the BurdaStyle Pattern Database, because not only will it fit you- it will fit in your bag as well! The Charlie Reusable Grocery Bag Pattern is BurdaStyle’s contribution to the movement to reduce the consumption of plastic bags- which is especially high in the United States! Do your part to help by making this bag for you, your friends, your family, your neighbors. . . anyone you know who could stand to say Bye Bye to the boring and bad plastic shopping bag! Best thing about it?!- It has a pouch inside so the bag can tuck into itself! Now you can carry it with you everywhere!

Download the pattern here! Learn how to make it by following the simple instructions in this How To and be sure to post pictures in the Creations section.

P.S. Check out this version of Charlie, specially embroidered by our friends Jenny Hart and Sublime Stitching!


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    Jul 23, 2010, 07.51 AMby Ryan Philippe

    Current Styles of Designers fashion handbags and Accessories – like wallets, lv handbags. Leather accessories at wholesale prices and free shipping to UShttp://www.discountbagsoutlet.com/

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    Feb 18, 2010, 07.53 PMby tafy57

    MERCI !!! Superbe ce sac !!!

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    Nov 13, 2009, 01.28 PMby simpleadditions

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    Aug 19, 2009, 05.39 AMby marjoriecastro

    Hi could you please repost the pattern, these links are dead. The community is looking for the pattern with no luck, please repost:S snif snif! thanks!!!

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    Feb 23, 2008, 10.22 AMby nt2swt

    I like them for bringing them to the warehouse clubs like Sams and BJ’s you can put alot of your small stuff in them without getting lost or smashed by the big stuff. I used heavy duty washable canvas/duck cloth so that I could wash them easily.All the cashiers admire them since they have never seen anything like them other than their plastic cooler type bags that you have to buy. Thank you for the wonderful post.

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    Feb 18, 2008, 04.59 AMby fraufrohlich

    yes, i loooooooooooooove this bag as well, wanted to make one since ages, never found a good pattern or example bag. perfect and i make it out of different ikea fabrics. looks so cool. if i find the time i"ll try to upload some pics!!

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    Feb 9, 2008, 06.37 AMby ouithedoll

    I’m a beginner and this was a very easy pattern to follow. I’ve made two bags already. Thanks!!!

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    Jan 27, 2008, 09.20 AMby sarah2

    Brilliant! I love it! I also intend to make a few for friends – SO much better than anything I’ve seen for sale!

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    Jan 25, 2008, 10.22 AMby mpetersen74

    Wow. Thank you so much for posting this pattern. I’ve been wanting to make a few of these for a while now and was hoping to find a pattern somewhere!

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    Jan 25, 2008, 09.30 AMby burdastyle


    Yes it is a weird bug! Our programmers are working on fixing it! Thanks for checking up though!

    Glad everyone likes the pattern! We’re so happy to see how useful it can be!

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    Jan 25, 2008, 08.51 AMby jocole

    it’s not the most recent category thats wrong … its the dates. i checked and all the recnt patterns have been uploaded in august 2007. so they aren’t showing up on the front page. weird bug!!!!

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    Jan 25, 2008, 03.11 AMby queenb

    Great! I will definately make some for myself and my friends. Over the last two years most big grocery shops in Belgium have stopped giving free plastic bags. They sell reusable bags, but I’d prefere one I made myself now :)

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    Jan 25, 2008, 01.52 AMby ute

    Thank you for this great pattern. Here in Germany the reusable grocery bags are established about 20 years ago, but only the ivory cotton one without any design on it.

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    Jan 24, 2008, 11.56 PMby marmota-b

    I guess there’s some problem with the Most Recent category…

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    Jan 24, 2008, 09.04 PMby jocole

    how come this isn’t showing up on the patterns page? (for that matter neither is jj’s ruffle bouse, or jj’s basic sloper)

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    Jan 24, 2008, 03.41 PMby grayscout

    That’s excellent! Just what I’ve been looking for. I’m gonna make one for every person I know I wonder if I can find a Captain Planet print to make it in?

    Thanks for the wicked pattern!

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