Guest blogger: Free PDF downloadable bag pattern by Nette

Hi everyone. My name is Nette and I am from Germany. It is so nice to meet you! Usually, I write a blog over at nettevivante all about my sewing projects and other creative output. Anyway, you might wonder why you do not get to read anything by lovely Chie?! That is because she asked me to write a little guest post for her readers, while she is taking a break welcoming her little baby girl!
Having been inspired by Chie’s beautiful dresses for a long time already, I was really flattered to be able to jump in for her! Thank you Chie!
This is a double premiere for me. Not only because this is my very first guest post, but also because I intent to keep you busy during Chie’s absence with my very first self drafted epattern and how-to.
So today I am presenting you a pattern for a simple, yet, highly versatile tote bag. I made several versions of it for ‘Pay it forward’ and am so glad that Chie is going to use hers for the baby! 😉
As you can see, this bag is just full of endless possible variations and I hope you are going to enjoy letting your mind wander and making one!
If there are any questions, leave them as comments here or on my blog, I would love to help you out then. AND if you really are making a bag, I would love to see your versions! Have a lovely day everybody!
Download PDF Eva bag instruction eva_instruction.
Download PDF Eva bag pattern eva_pattern.


  1. simply lovely 😀

  2. ha nette. that bag is fantastic!! so simple but still so convertibel. i'll definitely make me one of it next weekend! yay. i love such nice unexpected sewing projects

  3. caramia-ill says:

    Thank you Nette! I can't wait to make one (or several!) as soon as I'm unpacked.

    And congratulations Chie! So exciting!


  4. KreativChaotische ZwillingeFrau says:

    Hello Nette,
    Thank You very much for sharing this pattern with us.
    Hugs from Germany

  5. Thanks so much for sharing Nette…hugs Khris in Oz

  6. merci, j'adore il est ravissant
    bisous de France

  7. It`s absolutely cool.I love it!!

  8. casserole says:

    This is such a pretty bag!! I linked to your pattern over at Craft Gossip Sewing:


  9. rickimoo says:

    Thank you for the pattern.

  10. Nancy Morgan says:

    I’m having difficulty downloading the pattern.

    • hi nancy, sorry about that..things must have gotten messed up when i moved the blog from blogger to wordpress. i fix it, so it should be working now:) let me know if you still experience difficulty.

  11. Thanks a lot for this nice tutorial

  12. Coffee And Cream says:

    Great pattern – thank you! I’ve just finished one in a patchwork of our work uniform, for a colleague who’s leaving – she loved it 🙂

  13. Thank you for the adorable pattern! Here is my version of Eva:


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