I drafted this pattern several months ago with the idea in mind to have a rugged bag with quick construction that can go from beach to market and features some of my favorite quilt blocks. Over the course of months, I have I made several different versions of the bag in two different sizes - small and medium. I have made it in duck canvas, quilting weight cotton over duck canvas base, home decor with Peltex interfacing, lined and unlined.
Chrissy Lux of Sew Lux Fabrics unveiled the most gorgeous tricked out version of the Nova Tote for her quilted bag entry of Sewvivor. I am in love with all the added details and quilted panels!
Basic features of the Nova Tote include:
Two sizes in one pattern
Large size: 20" W x 7" D x 14 1/2" H; bottom 13" W; handle drop 10"
Medium size: 16" W x 6"D x 13" H; bottom 10" W; handle drop 8 1/2"
Durable double layer of canvas
Contrast bottom and straps
Featured quilt block pocket
Instructions to make a double star quilt block pocket
Comparable sized quilt blocks can be substituted for a wide variety of options
Bias or twill bound interior seams
I am very excited to offer this pattern, but I would be lying if I said that I am not nervous as this is my first in depth pattern. I hope you'll take a chance on a fledgling pattern designer.