The Jane Market Bag pattern is ready!

comments: 46


Good morning, Shoppers! Thank you for all the kind words about the Jane Market Bag! Your downloadable PDF pattern is now available!

You know the drill, I think: To read this pattern, you will need to have Adobe Reader, which can be downloaded here. This pattern costs $6 to download, and is a photo-illustrated tutorial, so it will walk you through making this bag, step by step. That said, you'll need a little bit of sewing experience and basic familiarity with general sewing techniques, but the bag itself is not complicated to make. And as always, should you have any trouble, just let me know and I'll do what I can to help.

When you've finished your bag (which you'll be able to do in an afternoon), please show us what you've made by uploading a photo of it at the Jane Market Bag Flickr group. Can't wait to see these! I've been meaning to show you some of the amazing projects that are hanging out at the Stitched in Time Flickr group, as well. I must do that. Everything there is so cool. I am finally starting to catch my breath and get caught up, so I promise I'll do that soon. Thank you so much to everyone who has shared their photos. I have had a few sniffles over some of those projects. Warms my heart so very much.

Also, the papier mache Friendly Birds Recipe is now available to download, as well!

I'm going to go try to clean up the studio now! I may even make a few for you non-sewers, as well. :-)

Oh, and I forget to mention to those who asked, the floral fabric is from the Mary Rose collection by Quilt Gate, color MR1202-11, but I can't find it on-line anywhere, and I'm sure it's at least a year or two old (I bought it at Fabric Depot). Sorry!


i wish i knew how to sew!
I guess I better get to learning :)

very cute!



I love the bag! If you do make one for non-sewers, please email me, I'd love to buy one!

Yippee, thanks for doing this pattern! I love the looks of the outside pocket you added - good for holding coupons.

darling, Alicia! just in time for Mother's Day. xoC

Oh! Oh! Non-sewer chiming in with encouragement, and already plotting how I can be sure to get my hands on one if some do indeed go on sale.

Honestly, I doubt I will ever find time to make this bag, but I love the inspiration, the hope, the goodness of what you make and share and I even love that feeling that *maybe* I can make this or go there or try that. You give me spark! Thank you.

YAAAAY! Thank you thank you thank you. Finished product coming soon. I've actually saved a photo of the bag here at work on my desktop, so I see it as I open and close files. Inspiring.

I love this bag. Thanks for making the pattern available. If you make some for sale I hope I will know so that I can purchase one already made.

I love all your work - this bag'll be perfect for school. Thanks, Alicia :)

not to be the most annoying commenter of all time but don't forget that the best way to be environmentally friendly is to use cloth you already have (ie, not bring any new materials into the world). that's my crocheting credo anyway

Just downloaded the pattern. It is very clearly written. The pictures are great too. Very excited to make these as end of the year Teacher gifts. Yay!

ohh I cant wait - I think I am going to have to find some fun fabrics - maybe some green apples or something...

kathleen says: May 01, 2009 at 01:22 PM

I will be downloading it tonight to make for the weekend.

I was wondering if you would mind posting the amount of fabric required to make this project. I want to make one, but I was wondering if I would need to buy any fabric... that would help me decide on whether or not to buy the pattern. Thanks!

I would be interested in buying a ready-made one, depending on the price . . . I don't sew!

Thank you! This is seriously a great looking market bag. :~)

oh, yay!! thank you dear!

purchased the pattern, now to find where I stashed my fabric!!

That is gorgeous! too bad I'm terrible at sewing...

Can't wait to get started on this beautiful bag I just need to find the time.

Thanks too for the name of the fabric ...hope I can find some just like it! It's beautiful!

Lovely bag! I purchased the PDF pattern for the bag and the sweet birds. Also, I bought your new book! They are all going on vacation with me and my honey as we head to our favorite Amish country, Holmes County in Ohio. Six days of food, sewing, reading and just sitting high upon the hill watching the beautiful landscape. Did I mention eating? The area has a great fabric shop. Can't wait to find the perfect prints for the bag. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Alicia, you read my mind!! I've been searching for a pattern, cause I'm too lazy to make one! So, I bought the pattern yesterday, and made one today!!! I have another one cut out, too. I'll be posting on Flicker soon!

I used to own a quilt shop, and after I closed it, I sold all my fabric stash! I thought I wouldn't want to sew for awhile -- but I did manage to find something to use!

SooDarwin says: May 02, 2009 at 10:45 PM

I think Miss Marple would be absolutely chuffed to have one of these bags to put her knitting in - best wishes with the sales of your pattern. Also wanted to say how lovely the new vegie garden is looking but I am wondering, are there two cats with smiles on their faces - there's nothing better than freshly turned soil to your average Moggie! x

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


post a comment

About Alicia Paulson


My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at