Costa Tote (FREE)


The Costa Tote is a modern, streamlined, everyday bag. It includes a lining and it can be fully reversible! View A features an option for an asymmetrical pocket with dividing lines to create a total of four pockets. View B is a simple tote that is great for groceries, books, or the beach! The Costa Tote is an excellent scrap-buster and the perfect project for beginner sewists!

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Pattern Details

Sewing Level: Beginner
Sizes: One Size

Recommended Fabrics:
Medium to heavy-weight woven fabrics with no stretch. Cotton broadcloth, denim, cotton twill, and canvas are all suitable options for the bag body and pocket. The bag lining can be slightly lighter weight fabric, such as quilting cotton or cotton lawn.

Fabric Requirements
Bag Body & Straps: 0.8 meters/yards
Bag Lining: 0.5 meters/yards
Pocket (view A): 0.5 meters/yards

View A – All Pieces (same fabric): 1.8 meters/yards
View B – All Pieces (same fabric): 1.3 meters/yards

Required Notions:

This is a print-at-home PDF pattern.
This pattern is designed to print at home on A4 (8.3” x 11.7”) or letter (8.5” X 11”) sized paper. Copyshop file is also provided (A0 – 33.1″ x 46.8″). A comprehensive instruction booklet is included.

About the author


Helen Wilkinson is the designer and founder of Helen's Closet Patterns. She also co-hosts the Love to Sew Podcast! Helen is obsessed with all things sewing and strives to share her passion and knowledge with the sewing community.