About Us

“I began by selling items that I had sewn myself.  Now, my passion is to design quality sewing patterns and supplies so you can create too!”

Jessica Barrera


Hello, my name is Jessica (Kapitanski) Barrera and I'm the Founder and Owner of Sallie Tomato. I'm so grateful to have learned how to sew and quilt at the young age of four! I originally opened my shop in 2014 as another source of income to fund my college tuition. I began by selling items that I had sewn myself. It wasn’t until 2016 that I released my first pattern, the Puppy Pillow. Now, my passion is to design quality sewing patterns, so you can create too! My business has rapidly grown over the past few years thanks to the help of my family and devoted makers in our sewing community. Sallie Tomato is now a team of over 20, hard-working individuals, dedicated to providing you with the best bag making supplies on the market and to helping you create!


Sallie Tomato provides original sewing patterns, complete project kits, purse hardware, nylon-coil handbag zippers, a wide variety of cotton, canvas, cork & faux leather fabrics - plus tools, notions, interfacings & stabilizers, & more! Each of our patterns is complete with step-by-step illustrations to help make the written directions easier to understand. Included are many sewing techniques and tips to help you achieve a quality, finished project. Each pattern is designed to help you learn and expand your sewing skills! Each pattern is available as an Instant Download PDF file, or may be available as a physical Paper copy. My hope is that it will be more convenient for you to find the supplies to go along with each of my patterns - see the back of our patterns for more information!


The name of my shop developed around my middle name, Sallie.  Also, the tomato pin cushion is the main part of my name and logo design because I create sewing patterns.  Thank you for visiting my website!


After you purchase a pattern from us, you may send us a message on our Contact Page or email us at info@sallietomato.com should you need any help working through your project. Be sure to check out our YouTube channel for detailed tutorials and full, project sew-a-long videos. Join my Facebook Group for support, to connect with others who sew, and to share projects made with Sallie Tomato Sewing Patterns, plus follow our Instagram & TikTok accounts to see exclusive behind the scenes and more! Pssst, did you know? Members of our Facebook Group receive an exclusive discount code - join today! Thank you for visiting my shop!