Monday, August 25, 2014

Nova Tote Pattern - Now Available

Nova Tote Pattern Coming Soon

I finally sat down to work on my canvas bag pattern. I hosted an Instagram contest to name the pattern, and Clover and Violet had the winning name: Nova Tote. The pattern is available for sell now on Payhip. Previously, I had the pattern available on Craftsy with my free patterns, but I moved to Payhip due to VAT collection required when selling digital patterns to purchasers in the EU.

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
Approximate dimensions:
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
Quick construction
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
Optional lining

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. 


  1. I absolutely LOVE your pattern and i'd be lying if I said I cannot wait to get my hands on it.
    RUSH :)

    Peggy in NJ

  2. WELL DONE! Go M! Can't wait to try it out!

  3. I think it's a brilliant design! Can't wait for the pattern to come out.

  4. I was looking to purchase this pattern from Craftys and noticed it is no longer available. Is there anywhere else I can purchase this gorgeous pattern from. Thank you Nicole

    1. I removed from Craftsy due to VAT issues and now have it up on Payhip. Sorry for the delay in reply; I didn't see your comment until now.

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    1. I recently pulled the pattern from Craftsy and it is now available on Payhip. I updated the blog post to reflect the change as well.