The Mini Market Bag

Grab your sunglasses, pile the picnic basket high with treats and breathe in the fresh springtime air. Our May Craft Club project will have you strolling out the door in style, ready to enjoy the world as it awakens. Let’s explore the Mini Market Bag!

Emily Katz and the Mini Market Bag

This flirty, cross shoulder pocket draws inspiration from the Market Bag in Emily Katz's book, Modern Macramé: 33 Stylish Projects for Your Handmade Home. Originally large enough to hold your farmer’s market haul, we've downsized the pattern to perfectly house your phone, sunglasses, or lipstick and hand sani. 

Mini Market Mood Bag

The Mini Market Bag is the ideal complement to your favorite outfit that has no pockets and makes traveling light, easy and adorable. Wear your beginner+ level project proudly as, like a butterfly, you emerge this spring!

If you want to make the Mini Market Bag, join our Craft Club today by clicking here. and let's get knotting together! Remember, there are two membership options in our Craft Club: 

Craft Curious (Digital Membership) - Enjoy access to our learning portal where you'll find a new video tutorial each month, downloadable patterns to follow along as you knot, tips and trick and the Craft Club Community, where you can connect with our team and knotters around the world. Learn more about the Craft Curious perks, like a 10% Modern Macramé discount all the time, here. 

Craft Connected (Digital Membership + Monthly Kit) - Enjoy all the perks of Craft Curious, PLUS we'll ship you a kit with the fibers you'll need to complete your project each month! Macramé has never been so easy. Check out the Craft Connected perks, like free shipping passes, here!

Making the Mini Market Bag

If you have a Craft Curious membership, you’ll need to order the materials to make the Mini Market Bag. Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • 1 bundle of 2mm Cotton Cord. We chose mustard, but pick whichever color makes you feel playful! 
  • Scissors 
  • Rubber Bands
  • Pins
  • A cushion, bolster or cork board. This project is worked flat. You will need something sturdy to pin into to secure your knots as you work.

Your Craft Curious member discount for 10% off all Modern Macramé products will apply automatically at checkout when you're logged into your account on our site!

Mini Market Bag Mood Board

Inspired by the Mini Market Bag, this month’s mood board is full of Springtime picnics, free spirited fashion, vintage bicycles, fun sunglasses, our favorite florals and more. Check it out here. We can’t wait to see how you choose to style your Mini Market Bag!

We can't wait to get started knotting with you! Join the Craft Club today and begin your journey. We'll be with you every step of the way. 


Emily + the Modern Macramé team