The Jane Market Bag pattern is ready!

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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!


Let me say I have never ever, ever, ever had the guts to download a PDF pattern before...everytime I start to think I'm all that in computer land I end up in big doo-doo and on the phone blubbering to dear hubby, begging him to come home and make it all better. The sight of your bag and the fact that I am in desperate need of something to spice up my grocery shopping endevours, however, made me throw all caution to the wind and click that little "Buy Now" button. And am I ever so happy I did! First off it was so easy and quick to download I can't believe it. Just like that it was in my hot little hands! But then, the pattern itself is fantastic...easy directions, great photos, and super inspirational. Luckily I can whip one of them up real quick, sling it over my shoulder, and head out with it to the store to pick up more printer ink and paper because now that i'm so PDF savvy there's a whole world of downloadable patterns out there waiting for me! Thank You!

What a gorgeous bag! Will definitely download pattern! Thanks!

Your Jane Market Bag is just fabulous, Alicia!

Thank you so much for drafting this up for us Alicia! I just downloaded my copy. Your patterns are always so well put together. Simple, concise, and beautiful! Can't wait to get started.

Woohoo!! I am off to order now. Thank you for making the bag pattern available!!!

So lovely!!! I've been asking for a sewing machine for years, but does anyone listen? The fabric is really great!

I'm so excited! I just bought your book and the bag pattern for MYSELF for Mother's day! My peeps don't take hints very well. Can't wait to enjoy your book.

yaaaaaaaaaay! just in time!

thanks, alicia -- i'll definitely share how mine turn out! :)

This looks like a great bag. I just found your's great! I hooted outloud when I read about your hubby trying to loud the bale of hay. Seeing your little veggie garden makes me want to try growing things in our mostly shady backyard.

oops, trying to load the hay

I love this pretty bag! I'm going to have to make one. I've taken to "collecting" nicer looking reuseable grocery bag from stores when I travel - Whole Foods, Rosauers, etc. and then using them at my grocery store (since we don't have any grocery stores that I actually do want to shop at). I get some strange looks from the bag boys when they're bagging up my groceries in four different store's colorful bags. I can just see their faces now when I have THIS bag! Ha ha!

I sewed a similar bag a couple years ago to put my knitting in. Used three different fabrics and sewed some pockets inside. Didn't think of using it for groceries. Where is that thing?

Bought the pattern, can't wait to make the bag!

I bought the pattern as well. I'm halfway through making the bag and I can't believe how easy it is!
I'll be posting my bag on the Flickr website as well, but in the meantime - thanks for the great pattern and the inspiration.

Thanks for designing such a great practical and pretty bag - and with my name written all over it!

Chris Howard says: May 08, 2009 at 10:24 AM

Oh please do make a few for us non-sewers! I treasure every bag of yours that I have!

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Ann De Caluwé says: June 02, 2009 at 02:37 AM

I just finished the bag. The pattern is PERFECT. I feel like making a million more in the most beautiful fabrics. Many thanks for the pattern.

Ann from Belgium

Shirley Aste says: September 19, 2012 at 05:43 PM

I would really like the pattern for your Jane Market Bag!! Is it still available? I can't find it!! Thank You! Shirley

Mabel Goddard says: October 27, 2012 at 03:59 PM

I saw this beautiful bag and fell in love with the design and the fabric that was use as well

I am trying to locate your Jane Market Bag pattern. Where can I purchase it?

Hello, Is your Jane Market Bag pattern still available to purchase? When I click on the link it say's it can't find the server. This is such a cute bag.


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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