It’s here! The Crescent Tote pattern is now available! This tote was part of Making Magazine’s No.6/Black & White issue and is now available for individual purchase. I’m so so happy with all the versions I’ve been seeing on Instagram. It’s such a delight to see so many being made! It was called the “Making Bag” in the magazine, but for my own sanity I changed the name (I already have a Making Backpack and Maker’s Tote) just so I don’t get the files (or you!) all confused.
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I know many of you have been waiting for this individual pattern release, so I’ll try to keep this short and sweet.
If you haven’t seen the Crescent Tote here’s a little rundown!
I was inspired to make a smaller carry-all type bag that would be perfect for stashing a small project (although I’ve heard rumors that someone fit their sweater project inside!) yet still be something you can carry on your shoulder if needed. I started with a completely different design, but then after multiple rounds of prototyping, I landed on this sweet little bucket bag. I love its flat bottom and asymmetric design. As you can probably tell with the Fika Tote and now the Crescent Tote, I’ve been having fun playing with asymmetry!
- front zippered pocket
- interior zippered pocket
- flat bottom
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
+ Approx. Finished Dimensions: 10¾” [27.3 cm] tall, 10” [25.4 cm] wide and 5½” [14 cm] deep (measured at oval base)
See the full description and materials list in the shop listing here.
The zipper on the exterior is easy to install (I promise!) and easy to use even when you have the bag on your shoulder. Plus there’s a small interior zip pocket to keep any small pieces nice and secure, but don’t feel like you have to add it if you don’t need it.
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I hope you like the new pattern, the Crescent Tote. I’m excited to make a few more and maybe even start a new knitting project to go in it! Also, last but certainly not least, the fabrics used in this sample are River Rocks (navy) and Add It Up (warm peach) by Alexia Marcelle Abegg for Ruby Star Society which will be available in shops in October!
17 thoughts on “New Pattern! Crescent Tote”
This new tote is beautiful! Also, love your fabric choice. How do you make the little leather trim on the zipper? Thank you.
Thanks Karen! Just cut a strip 1/4″ wide from scrap leather (check Etsy for scrap bags!). 🙂
Absolutely fantastic bag! Another classic
I love it! I love everything about it! Well done 🙂
Beautiful! I always love your designs and choices of fabrics and this one is no exception. I only wish I didn’t have to wait until October to purchase that fabric. SWOON!! Can you tell me if it is a canvas material?
Hi Karen, yes, it’s a canvas, similar to the Cotton + Steel canvas if you’re familiar with that. 🙂
Yay! I’m so glad this pattern is now available for purchase – I’ve been waiting for it to come out! Just wondering if you purchased the cotton webbing online?
I purchased the Making magazine solely to get this pattern (was pleased to find many other doable projects so have become a fan of Making). Other than the name change, are there any chances to the Making pattern?
No changes Sharon. 🙂
How could I add a snap closure to this?
You could follow my magnetic snap tutorial: https://blog.noodle-head.com/2013/05/magnetic-snap-tutorial.html
I am looking for a video of how to put this tote together. Is there one available?
Hi Mary Ann, there isn’t a video at this time, but you can email us for help and/or ask questions in the facebook group. Both the contact email and facebook group link are found on my contact page: https://blog.noodle-head.com/contact
Would love a video of this pattern. How about Jess from Oaklaroots? She does a lot of noodlhead patterns.
Hi Cathy, I do have a video for setting the oval base (applies to the Crescent Tote, Buckthorn Tote/Backpack and more): https://www.instagram.com/tv/CGAoQDkhInU/?hl=en. Who knows though! I might do a full walkthrough video at some point, or someone else, too. My goal for all of my patterns is always to be as user-friendly as possible no matter your skill level. Maybe give it a test run, you might surprise yourself! 🙂
I would like to see a tutorial on how to put zipper in Crescent bag. Please…..
Looking for a video to follow because this will be my first tote.