THIS LISTING IS FOR A DIGITAL PATTERN in English which will be emailed to you immediately after purchase.
If this pattern appears a bit intimidating, why not try our free mini leather no sew patterns, the foldup tray and the mini basket.
Included in the photos are bags made by our pattern testers. Our talented testers have made various additions to their bags. These are great examples of how you can easily customise your bag but please be aware that instructions for these modifications are not included in the pattern.
Finished size: 13″ high x 13″ wide x 5″ deep (33cm h x 33cm w x 13cm d)
Skill level: Brave Beginner
Recommended fabrics: 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
Selling bags: You can sell bags made from this design on a home-based production scale.
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 only and is not to be shared or reproduced. See full terms and conditions.
This pattern does not include SVG files for use on cutting machines as the pattern piece is too large for a standard Cricut machine.
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.
Please do not reproduce or share this pattern in any way or claim it as your own design. I’m happy for you to sell bags made from this design on a home-based production scale. If you’d like to share your creations on social media, you can use the tag #nosewtote
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 pattern is written using both imperial (inches) and metric (centimeteres) 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.
An acrylic template is available to purchase directly from the manufacturers
• 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]
• Sharp cutting tools (rotary cutter/craft knife)
• Measuring tool/ruler
• 2mm & 3mm hole punches
• Handheld rivet setting tool or hand press
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.
Got a question? Check the FAQs page, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Acrylic templates for this pattern are available to purchase directly from the manufacturers, Kallosphere in the UK and ARC Expressions in the USA
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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.
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 😊
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.
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
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
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.
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!