Other variations of the shopping bag:
This shows you how the basic pattern can be changed to fit your needs.The fabric was cut to be wider than the height to create a beach bag for the summer. The closure was also omitted.
This is a variation of the bag. A front pocket was added to this bag for extra detail.The pocket does not close, so it is not safe to keep anything important in it. It does come in handy to keep a pack of tissues, though. Handles were sewn using the same fabric, instead of using the nylon belt pieces.
Instead of using a piece of cord, a small fabric button loop was sewn for this bag.