Holly Hobo Bag Instant Download

New Hobo Bag Pattern + Full-Length Video Tutorial

The Holly Hobo Bag is designed for beginner bag makers and sewists! It’s easy construction and chic look makes it a fun project for experienced sewists too! This is a classic style hobo bag, meant to be loved and used everyday. This is a Learn as you Sew™ Pattern! You’ll learn essential tips and techniques about sewing bags as you create this project. I’ll take you step-by-step so you’ll produce a professional looking bag. The finished size of this bag is 10” wide at base, 11” high, and 4-1/2” deep.


This bag is a classic style hobo bag, meant to be used everyday.  The name and design of Holly was loosely inspired by film and fashion icon, Audrey Hepburn, and the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Also, for the first time ever, I've releasing a full-length video tutorial to go along with the pattern. In the video, I complete the project from start to finish, following along with the pattern. Throughout the video I also explain some tips to help with the written instructions. Be sure to watch an introduction to the online class below!

Click Here to Watch an Intro to the Class!

I've created a hardware kit for this bag that includes all of the hardware you need to complete one Holly.  Kits are available in silver, gold, antique, gunmetal black, and copper finish.  Included in hardware kit are (2) 1″ Rectangle Rings, (1) 1″ Slider Buckle, and (1) Magnetic Snap.


I recommend using fabric that doesn’t fray for the contrast such as cork, vinyl, kraft-tex, or leather because some of the pieces are left as a raw edge. Quilting cotton can be used for the lining. This bag has a more professional, long-lasting finish if the recommended fabrics are used. This pattern would not be possible without my wonderful group of pattern testers! I appreciate their hard work!

Share photos of this pattern using #SallieTomato and #HollyBag.  Share in the Sallie Tomato Facebook Group, Instagram, and other social sites!  I hope you enjoy this pattern and enjoy sewing this unique style of bag!

Jess from Sallie Tomato

P.S. If you enjoy my patterns and purse supplies, let your local fabric shop know that I sell wholesale! Thank you for your continued support and for your love of sewing!

1 comment

  • Penny

    What good is it to have an intro video but no tutorial video for this bag? I just bought the paper pattern at a quilt shop today and was looking forward to watching the video as I constructed this bag.

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