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No Sew Tote (NST) – PDF Digital Leather Pattern

THIS LISTING IS FOR A DIGITAL PATTERN in English which will be emailed to you immediately after purchase.

What’s included?

  • Digital PDF file with step by step photo instructions to help you create a gorgeous unlined leather tote
  • Pattern pieces to print at home on A4 and letter paper formats
  • A1 pattern pieces for use with a projector or at a print shop
  • Full video tutorial
  • Instant download after purchase
  • A quick pattern that will help you create a luxurious looking tote
  • All measurements are in imperial (inches) and metric (centimetres)
  • A great introduction to using leather

If this pattern appears a bit intimidating, why not try our free mini leather no sew patterns, the foldup tray and the mini basket.

Skill level:

Brave Beginner


PDF files for your personal use only. You can make bags using this pattern on a home-based production scale.

Fancy learning new skills? Grab a copy of the pattern now!


(7 customer reviews)

As indicated by the name, this is a no sew pattern constructed entirely with rivets. It’s a quick and simple bag to make. We recommend using genuine leather for this pattern as it’s unlined and has lots of raw edges. If you want to, you can finish your raw edges using edge paint for chrome tan leather, or by burnishing the edges of veg tan leather. This bag quickly comes together, creating a luxurious looking tote that will make you want to use leather in all your bag making projects.

What about using vinyl or faux leather? We recommend using genuine leather for this pattern as the edges can be left raw and still look fantastic. Genuine leather is usually available in thicker varieties which is more suitable for this bag. You may struggle to find vinyl that is suitable for the straps, without having to back it. You’ll also find that leather will wear better with use, particularly on the raw edges where the base meets the side.

Fabric Recommendations:

5oz [1.6mm]+ Veg tan leather OR 6oz [2mm]+ Chrome tan leather: 31 1/2” x 21” [80cm x 54cm] – SEE THE IMAGE REGARDING SUITABLE LEATHER THICKNESS/DRAPE – Cork/Vinyl/Faux Leather is not recommended due to drape

Finished size:

13″ high x 13″ wide x 5″ deep (33cm h x 33cm w x 13cm d)

Selling bags:

You can sell bags made from this design on a home-based production scale.


Immediately after purchase, you will receive the following files:

  • Letter paper file – the full pattern including pattern pieces for printing at home in the USA & Canada
  • A4 paper file – the full pattern including pattern pieces for printing at home outside the USA & Canada
  • A1 file – for print shop and projector use only

This pattern does not include SVG files for use on cutting machines as the pattern piece is too large for a standard Cricut machine.

This is NOT a finished bag. This is a digital sewing pattern to download and print at home to help you create your own bag. This digital file is for your personal use and that of your family only and is not to be shared or reproduced. See full terms and conditions.


Acrylic templates are available to purchase from:


For printing at home, please use the letter paper file if you’re in the USA or Canada, or the A4 file for everywhere else. The A0 file is for projector and print shop use only and is not compatible with a standard home printer.

This is a PDF digital sewing pattern in English available for instant download. See the “DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS” page for details on how to download your pattern after purchase.

This sewing pattern is written using both imperial (inches) and metric (centimetres) measurements.

Included in the photos are bags made by our pattern testers. Please be aware that some of the testers have made small modifications to their bags. Instructions for these modifications are not included in the pattern but are simply there to provide ideas on how you could adapt the pattern if you want to.


Required Supplies:

• 26 Rivets (6-8mm post depending on your leather thickness) OR Chicago screws
• 5oz [1.6mm]+ Veg tan leather OR 6oz [2mm]+ Chrome tan leather: 31 1/2” x 21” [80cm x 54cm]

Required Tools:

• Sharp cutting tools (rotary cutter/craft knife)
• Measuring tool/ruler
• 2mm & 3mm hole punches
• Handheld rivet setting tool or hand press
• Awl


As this is an electronic product, we cannot process refunds or returns as it cannot be returned once delivered. This pattern, once purchased, is not to be shared or reproduced in any way.

Downloads are limited to 10 per file as a precaution to stop bots from sharing download links. If you need your download limit refreshed, please email us and we’ll be happy to sort it for you.
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When you purchase access to Digital Products you are purchasing a non-transferable, non-exclusive right to access the information for your personal use only. You may not publish or share the digital products or your login details with anyone else.  The copyright for this pattern belongs to Country Cow Designs Ltd. It is therefore illegal to reproduce or share the pattern with others, or claim it as your own design. This includes using the pattern to teach classes or for any other commercial use. If you wish to use one of our patterns to teach a class, you must contact us for consent first and each student/attendee must purchase their own personal copy of the pattern.


To make this bag you’ll need to use various tools/equipment. You should only use tools that are well maintained and that you are competent at using. I recommend reading and following the safety instructions provided by the manufacturer of each tool. This pattern does not include safety precautions for the use of tools, so you are responsible for the safe use of any tools you use. If in doubt, seek guidance from an experienced professional of the tools you are using or contact the manufacturer directly. You are responsible for ensuring that you have a safe and suitable working environment. The instructions in this pattern are suggestions only and you are responsible for ensuring that you can carry out the suggestions safely without causing injury or harm to yourself or others. You are also responsible for ensuring that your sewing machine and other equipment are capable of carrying out the suggestions. I cannot be held accountable for damage caused because the tools used are unsuitable.

7 reviews for No Sew Tote (NST) – PDF Digital Leather Pattern

  1. Andy Marsh Verified Owner

    I bought this pattern the same day it was released. I’m in love. Well written and easy to follow instructions.

  2. Dawn Egan Verified Owner

    As soon as I saw this pattern I knew I had to have it. I didn’t have any leather suitable and being very impatient, I used some 3mm felt from my stash. Well wow! it worked a treat. I can’t wait to get some leather to be able to make this as intended. But for now I will certainly be making more in the felt. People that saw it loved it. Great pattern. Thank you 😊

  3. Jean Tillotson Verified Owner

    The first one was a bit hard on my hands, rivets were a bit fiddly to fit but soon got the hang of it. Great pattern and really no sewing involved. Have had a side of leather around for ages not knowing what to use it for, this pattern was made for it, I now have two fabulous tote bags. A good piece of leather and a handful of rivets and away you go. One of the best patterns I’ve ever come across.

  4. Chris Bevan Verified Owner

    Great pattern – it was a challenge but that was because I used a thick leather and my rivet press has quite a small throat. I ended up setting a few of the rivets manually but it still worked really well. Will definitely be making more of these bags

  5. Diane Verified Owner

    Great pattern easy to use
    Question regarding using the pattern was answered swiftly excellent service . I have made 2 bags now very popular with friends

  6. Lone Muchow Verified Owner

    I LOVE this pattern easy to make , a bit tricky with the rivet setting, but followed Adam’s video tutorial a few times and I got it for the next many bags to be made from this pattern. Another thing that made me very happy is the HELP I got when asking questions. I will finally have my bag finished this coming week when I get my die cutters from Adam’s recommended seller after I bought and RETURNED a cheap set from another seller.THANKS for a well written pattern. People get the acrylic template set too , that is suggested, makes a it so much easier to cut out.

  7. CatWeaverCreates Verified Owner

    Perfect digital pattern … after cutting out and taping together, the pattern cut out on my faux leather perfectly fit a precise fit of all shapes and rivet holes!

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