I figured out a way I can have a really easy grocery bag without all the material and work. I found that the other grocery bag patterns use a lot of material and is also a lot of work (Not that I have anything against that bag I made a few of them but it is just too much work for me haha).
start off with a half of a meter of fabric or two fat quarters I measured mine out the second one I made was 19 1/2cm by 17 cm, you should have a good size strip of material left over this will be for the handles.
then I sewed the two side seams with right sides together
you can't really tell in this picture but believe me they are sewed together.
then turn your material with rights sides facing out and press.
Fold side seams in 3 inches on both sides, pin in place and press.
sew the bottom seam and trim them fairly close to the stitching
turn the bag inside out and sew the bottom again, this allows extra support for the bottom because the seam is covered.
with right sides still together hem the top 2 1/2 inches then press under the raw edge. The hem at the top will be 1 1/2 inches when done.
for some reason I did not take a picture of this part. When I make some more then I will update my attack. once the top of the bag is hemmed it is time to put some handles on. now once Again I am sorry but I didn't take any pictures of this but it is a normal bag handle
what I did was once I measured the bag part I took the rest of the material and thats what I used as the handle. I pressed the raw edges under and folded the handle lenght wise and sewed up that edge of the strap.
I placed my straps where I liked them on at the top of the bag and sewed them in a box shape with an X in the middle.
here is the finished bag.
I hope this helps you out. This is my first attack so go easy on me
I hope you like these bag as much as I do the best part of them is that there is no extra material!