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Charlie Reusable Grocery Bag

Added Oct 17, 2007

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






Use the BurdaStyle Reusable Grocery Bag pattern to reduce the use of plastic bags which are cluttering up the environment! It’s easy to make, and even easier to tote with you, since it folds into its own pouch!

Download Step-By-Step Instructions here

To download the pattern, click the “Get It” button on the right-hand side of this page. Once you click it, the pattern and its instructions are automatically sent to your Purchase History page. To retrieve it later, click on your username, then to go to My Account – Purchase History.

Material Notes

3/4 yards fabric



Related Techniques


Garment Type
Cotton, Blends, Denim



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    Jan 28, 2015, 10.59 AMby Funkemariechen

    I can´t find the pattern for free, although it is announced .Can somebody help me???

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    Aug 26, 2014, 06.14 AMby mijelistyle

    This will be my first sewing project. Just learning how to sew and am wondering how long this project will take. I’m very excited.

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    Oct 14, 2013, 06.43 PMby Jb17islandgirl

    If it’s free, include the actual dimensions on the PDF and I could draw it out on newspaper instead of wasting ink in my printer. Much easier than piecing together 8 1/2 x11’s to form a pattern…just saying

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    May 21, 2013, 09.40 PMby gidannodza

    Yaaaay!!! Just downloaded and printed my pattern, can’t wait to try it out.Thanks sooooo much :D

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    Apr 29, 2013, 07.32 PMby Swimming-Bear

    Where is the pattern? Even with the link, there is no pattern to download. Very dissapointed.

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    Jun 22, 2012, 11.21 AMby Geraldine Russell

    Having difficulty downloading this great bag any help please!!!!!!

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    May 19, 2012, 12.27 PMby Patricia Porter

    Please just sell the pattern, I;ll gladly buy it!! I have all but used up a TREE trying to copy this pattern. The first page come out with the girl holding the bag, but after that there are very few things that show up, and NOT any portion of the pattern!! HELP, HELP, HELP!!!!

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      Jun 13, 2012, 01.21 PMby nprisner

      Having the same experience. I agree with you.

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      Oct 13, 2012, 04.16 PMby Maggie Richards

      What pattern? I can’t even find anything with pattern pieces or measurements. Burda, I think I will refrain from buying any patterns until your figure a better way to show downloads. The only thing that downloads for me are the picture instructions for sewing. If I could get the pattern I don’t need the silly instructions!!

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    Apr 27, 2012, 06.45 AMby wintersky

    I have a pole flag banner ( used for the sydney festival ) that i am thinking of reusing into multiple bags.

    The material is very silk/satin like…i have seen this material being made into bags in the past.

    Is there any points i should keep in mind if i make these myself?

    heres a pic of some for those who aren’t familiar with what i’m talking about http://www.flickr.com/photos/hlstepintomyworld/382077836/

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    Mar 25, 2012, 06.41 PMby pampapc

    I have tried eight times to download the pattern itself. Never could get the pattern to download. The instructions won’t do me any good if I can’t get a pattern. DISAPPOINTED.

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    Feb 7, 2012, 11.43 AMby KentBrockman

    Use the BurdaStyle Reusable Grocery Bag pattern to reduce the use of plastic bags which are cluttering up the environment! It’s easy to make, and even easier to tote with you, since it folds into its own pouch! IPhone Slots

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    Dec 26, 2011, 08.51 PMby blossom808

    I really like this bag. I was having problems downloading it till I read what ayraramya said. It worked finally. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern burdastyle and Ayraramya. Happy New Year to all. aloha blossom

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    Dec 19, 2011, 09.06 AMby AwardPlaques

    by monibug

    can get the pattern can someone please help me ???? me neither! Award Plaques

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    Sep 4, 2011, 01.43 AMby sarawhat

    had a great time putting this bag together, though i didnt do it 100% true to the directions.

    i am a novice in the truest sense of the word… sometimes i cant even get my machine to work right… but i’m learning.

    i lined the inside and put some decorative buttons on. came together very quickly and feels quite sturdy. i’ll be using this again!

    thanks for posting :D

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    Apr 23, 2011, 11.43 PMby monibug

    can get the pattern can someone please help me ????

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      Jul 7, 2011, 01.13 AMby ayraramya

      I hope you’ve gotten the pattern by now, but in case others have this question …

      I was frustrated for quite a while because clicking the “Get it now” button got me nowhere. Finally I saw the little “Login” link at the top right corner, signed up as a member, logged in, and voila! I clicked “Get it now” and the pattern was sent to my shopping cart (even though it’s free), where I could download the it with no problem.
      Have fun!

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      Oct 13, 2012, 04.20 PMby Maggie Richards

      I’ve signed in about five times, clicked the “get it now” button more times than that and I get NOTHING!

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    Jan 20, 2011, 02.13 PMby kelepso

    I can’t print the pattern provided. It says there is a drawing error. Can you please repost the pattern please. I’d like to make it for the Sewing Star Competition. Thank you!

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    Jan 24, 2010, 11.36 AMby kearney

    time to show how dim i am ok steps 7 and 8 are confusing does the pouch get attached to the bag by sewing one seam ? step 8 whats all this line up at notches what notches??? if someone has the answere please let me know

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      Jan 28, 2011, 03.30 AMby jerre

      I don’t get step 7 and 8 either. Did you ever figure it out?

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    Jan 24, 2010, 05.55 AMby devonviolet

    I agree . . . this is an awesome pattern.

    For those of you who can’t find the pattern, if you look to the right, of the screen, there is a box that says, “Patterns for this project”. If you click the “Get It” button, it will put the free patten in your Shopping Cart. When you look at it in your Cart, there is a link, that says, “Print the pattern at home”. Click on that, and you will be able download a PDF file, to print out the pattern pieces.

    If you want to go back to it later, and it isn’t in your shopping cart, you can click on “View Purchase History”, and it will take you to a list of previous free downloads.

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      Feb 1, 2010, 10.08 PMby runningwithscissors1

      Thanks! I am new to the site and was wondering what I was doing wrong! Looks like a great bag!

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    Jan 14, 2010, 08.33 PMby kearney

    if someone has the actual pattern i would really appreciate a copy emailed to me thanks. As for the admins why are u advertising thais as a free pattern when there is no pattern

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    Jan 14, 2010, 08.00 PMby kearney

    i must be missing something step one says assemble pattern what pattern no instructuons how to make the pattern or pattern templates no measurements nothing. Am i missing something ??

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    Dec 12, 2009, 09.20 PMby tjassa

    Hi, I also have a problem with step 8 and I would be very grateful for an explanation!

    Thank you!

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    Dec 10, 2009, 02.09 AMby ninaandie

    Step 8 is not getting through to me at all. Can someone please explain it?

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    Nov 3, 2009, 05.46 AMby smallone

    Hurrah! thank you for re-posting, was looking for this just yesterday :)

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    Nov 3, 2009, 01.20 AMby joboenvogue

    OMG the Charlie has returned! THANKS BURDASTYLE!

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    Oct 29, 2009, 04.45 AMby auryndancer

    I hope that it is OK that I am posting this here… Please let me know if I am breaking any rules. I found somebody with the pattern and have uploaded it to googledocs to share.


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      Jan 20, 2011, 02.17 PMby kelepso

      Thank you! I couldn’t download it from BurdaStyle.

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      Oct 7, 2012, 04.40 PMby gferland

      Thank you for doing this, it was the only way to download the pattern.

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      Sep 18, 2014, 12.35 PMby sunny1me

      Not sure you still check this – can you please repost this it says it cant load the post

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    Oct 28, 2009, 10.53 PMby auryndancer

    I add my name to the list who would love a copy of the pattern if anybody has it to spare… please. :-) auryndancer@gmail.com

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    Oct 26, 2009, 04.20 AMby sameastheyneverwere

    if someone has the pattern can they please also email it to tmcphail@aapt.net.au thank you so much

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    Oct 20, 2009, 07.21 PMby knoxville

    God knows WHY burdastyle has disabled the link… it’s kind of ridiculous, right?! So, if anyone out there could send me that darn pattern – I’d be delighted. lowfski2 AT hotmail.com Thanx! :o)

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    Oct 20, 2009, 04.40 AMby jichiffen

    i really like this bag and would like to make it but like everyone else, i need the pattern. if anyone has it, can they e-mail it to me? my e-mail is lilazndimsun_9311@yahoo.com much appreciated thanks.

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    Oct 18, 2009, 02.32 AMby Grace Crouch

    I would love to have the pattern. Please email it to dadslilporkchop@aim.com. Thanks to anyone who can get it to me!!!

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    Oct 12, 2009, 02.03 AMby chelseoakley

    Could someone please e-mail me this pattern if you have a copy? I would love to make this bag for my friends and family for the holidays but can’t find it. My e-mail address is chelse.oakley@yahoo.com. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!!!! ~Chelse

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