Making The Jane Market Bag

Crafting + Art Making, DIY + Education

A couple weekends ago I took a class at Grey’s Fabric & Notions in Boston’s South End taught by Lisa of Red Staggerwing in which I made the Jane Market Bag (pattern by Alicia Paulson) – an adorable, simple tote bag for carrying books, groceries, or any other such things that you might need to carry.

I was so excited because I had never made anything from a pattern before. I don’t even usually measure anything… yes, I am one of those people.

I am pretty happy with the way it came out. I especially like that it is branded with nerdiness and says “be merri.” Yup, I think that’s my favorite part.


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Oh, hi! Welcome to The Merriweather Council. I’m Danielle and I am a maker in business and mentor to other makers in business. I teach you how to turn your crafty tendencies into profits!

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