We are thrilled to introduce our newest pattern, the Costa Tote! Costa is a modern, streamlined, everyday tote bag. Designed to accompany you everywhere, Costa will surely be your new favorite tote. Best of all, the Costa Tote pattern is FREE when you sign up for our newsletter!
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The Costa Tote is perfect for everyday errands and shopping. It includes a lining, making it fully reversible! View A features an asymmetrical pocket design with dividing lines that create a total of four pockets. These pockets are specifically designed for your keys, phone, or sunglasses; a secure storage place for your belongings that doesn’t gape open. You can sport your pockets on the outside or the inside, your choice!
The Costa Tote has a three-dimensional, boxed bottom, which ensures that the bag is roomy enough for everything you need throughout your day.
You can mix and match fabrics for the body, lining, and pockets, making Costa a great scrap-buster for sewists of all skill levels.
View B is a simple, pocketless tote. It is a quick-to-sew project that works perfectly as a sustainable grocery bag, library tote, or a gym bag.
The Costa Tote is very special to me (Chloe), because it is the first pattern that I have designed for Helen’s Closet! It is so exciting to start with an idea and make it come to life. Also, I learned that pattern design is really fun and creatively fulfilling.
When I was brainstorming what I wanted for Costa, my goal was to create a useful and versatile tote bag with an easy, modern aesthetic. I am so pleased with how it turned out.
We hope you like this fun, useful little bag as much as we do!
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The Costa Tote looks great! I love the pockets. Definitely going to be making up some of these for shopping bags with some leftover fabrics, a great stash buster and colour block project. Thanks!
Thanks Yasmeen! It is such a fun colour block project. I know your totes will turn out beautifully!
Can’t wait to try this pattern x
Thank you for an awesome bag! love it!
I have signed up twice but don’t receive an email or pattern from you( I have checked my junk mail)
If you email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we will make sure you get your pattern!
Thanks Chloe – will do!
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I have the pdf but where are the instructions? Xx
We just sent you an email! Thanks for reaching out!
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Hi I am new to sewing and I made this bag yesterday afternoon with some fabric I bought at a car boot sale, for 10p! I struggled a bit with the crosses, they were a bit of a mess so I am going to unpick and do again, but wondered if there was a video tutorial on how to get the crosses perfect, I looked at the costa totes made on IG and was amazed how the crosses were so neat and lovely! Thanks in advance.
Thanks for sewing Costa Tracy! I am not sure if there is a video tutorial out there or not, but I think this is something that comes with practice! You will get better at the crosses over time, and remember, it’s ok if they aren’t perfect!
Hi there, I have the Costa Tote pattern but cannot find the instructions, please could you send them to me? Thanks so much!
Hi Claire! If you email us at email@example.com we would be happy to assist you with the files!
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Thank you… Nice, simple tote… can’t wait to make one!
I would love the costa tote bag pattern. Thank you.
I just LOVE tote bags!!
I want to make this tote bag!