Nadya Tote Bag sewing pattern

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The Nadya Tote offers a stylish silhouette with soft pleats and pockets for everything. I think it has an amazing retro feel that reminds me of the 90s that I love so much.

It carries like a handbag but with the convenience of a tote but it is more secure. The interior is very versatile with plenty of space to carry all of your essentials.

The roomy, pleated, snap-closure exterior slip pockets on the front and back allow the tote to function as a divided interior. In addition to the pleated snap pockets, Nadya has two outside zipper pockets on the front and a zipper pocket inside the back snap pocket. It also includes a zippered pocket on the interior and a divided slip pocket.

The pattern offers the choice of two handle sizes: a shoulder drop length or with grab handles and a detachable, adjustable shoulder strap.

Nadya Tote Bag measures- 11” wide, 10” high, and 5” deep.

Materials Needed:


1 yard 44” wide midweight Quilting Cotton or ½ yard 54” Vinyl/Leather type fabric- Main Fabric

1 piece 17” x 6” Leather, Vinyl, or Cork Fabric – Contrast Fabric

1 ⅛ yards 44” wide Quilting Cotton Lining Fabric- Lining Fabric

½ yard 45” Fusible Pellon 809 Decor Interfacing – Heavy Interfacing

2 ¼ yards 20” Fusible Pellon SF 101 – Light Interfacing

⅓ yard Fusible Fleece -TP971F – Pellon Fleece Thermolam Plus


2- 8”- #5 Coordinating Zippers- Front Exterior Zipper Pockets

1- 9” Coordinating Zipper-Back Exterior Inner Zipper Pocket

1- 11” Coordinating Zipper-Interior Zipper Pocket

* Or 1 yard of Zipper by the Yard and 4 Zipper Pulls.


4- 1” D-rings, Rectangle rings, or O-rings

3- Magnetic Snaps

* If making the Adjustable Shoulder Strap option

2- 1” Hooks

1- 1” Slider

2- 1” D-rings, Rectangle rings, or O-rings

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