Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Each product page has an image of the back of the pattern where you can find information on sizing.

Unfortunately, we cannot send replacement patterns for our printed patterns. We suggest purchasing PDF sewing patterns instead, that way you can simply print a new pattern if you lose one. PDF patterns are emailed to you after we have received your payment in full.  Either download and save the PDF, or save the email if needed in the future. 

After you purchase a pattern from Sallie Tomato, you may message us using our contact form (, or email us at, should you need any help working through your project.  Also visit our YouTube channel for detailed tutorials. Full project tutorials are available in our Online Classes section of our website. Join our growing Facebook Group to ask questions about patterns and hardware.

You can make items for gift or for sale with my patterns only in small batches. Large batch or commercial production of items made from my patterns is not allowed. I do ask that you credit Sallie Tomato as the designer of the pattern. If you are selling the item, please include the name of the pattern used, Sallie Tomato as the designer, and my website on the listing for the item and on a tag attached to the item. If you have a specific question about making items from a pattern, please contact me for more information or permission.


Each style of hardware is currently available in five finishes: nickel, gold, antique, gunmetal, and rose gold.

 I hope you like our growing selection! New items are added frequently to stay up-to-date with today's handbag trends.

There are generally two qualities of purse hardware finishes: rolling finish and hanging finish. All of my purse hardware has a hanging finish with lacquer for added protection and shine!  Rolling finish is a lower quality of plating.  It doesn’t look as shiny and doesn’t last as long as a hanging finish. Purse hardware with rolling finish has a very fine layer of color and has the tendency to rub off quickly.  Hanging finish is a high quality plating method.  Each item is individually dipped and later sprayed with lacquer for a long-lasting coat.  This process is more labor intensive, and therefore more expensive; however, you can feel and see the difference compared to rolling finish.  Bag making can be very time consuming, so it's important to invest in purse hardware that will last.

Each batch of purse hardware is plated by the same factory; however, sometimes the finish may be slightly different from one batch to another due to variance in dye lots. This is most noticeable on gold hardware; however, sometimes a slight variance in color may be seen on our other colors of purse hardware. Please be aware that we try our best to match each batch of hardware, but some may appear slightly darker or lighter. Once you add the hardware to your bag, you won't be able to see a difference. A difference in dye lot does not mean that our quality of our hardware is any less. Thank you for your understanding!


There are two major types of faux leather - vinyl-based and polyurethane-based. Our faux leather is polyurethane-based. Vinyl-based is basically dyed plastic. Examples are marine vinyl and clear vinyl (which are very stiff). Polyurethane-based is made by coating natural fabrics like cotton or polyester, then treating it to look like real leather. This type of faux leather is more soft, flexible, and breathable than vinyl-based leather.

pdf patterns

PDF patterns are downloadable as soon as you complete the checkout process. The pattern is divided into multiple files: a cover, instructions, and sometimes extra printables. The pattern is printable on Letter or A4 format paper.

Yes! Please click here to purchase a downloadable PDF pattern.

To access your downloads, you can go to your email that you used at checkout & check for an email from us with your downloads. There will be links there that will take you to a new webpage, simply click the link to begin the download!

As soon as you complete checkout, you'll receive instant access to your PDF pattern.  You can access download links to your PDF pattern on the order received page, email notification, or your account.

Yes!  You'll receive instant access to your PDF pattern after checkout is complete and payment is processed.

The pattern is printable on Letter or A4 format paper.

All PDF patterns are non-refundable. Due to the nature of digital goods, we cannot offer refunds or exchanges on PDF patterns. Please make sure you have selected the right format when completing the checkout process.

There is no time limit for accessing your downloads.  As long as you do not close your account, you will always have access to your pattern downloads! You can access and re-access the downloads in your email!

Unlimited times as long as you do not close your account!

Please do not share or distribute our PDF patterns in any manor.  You are welcome to download and print as many copies you need for personal use only.  Please respect our designs and copyright.  If someone is interested in a personal copy of one of our PDF patterns, please direct them to our website.  Thank you!

Coupons and Gift Certificates

Yes, coupon codes are exclusively offered to Newsletter Fans and Social Media Fans!

Yes! In just a few easy steps, you can email a Sallie Tomato Gift Card. Add a personalized message to the gift card you send! Sallie Tomato Gift Cards never expire and carry no fees. Gift Cards are redeemable towards all items store-wide at Gift Cards are available for immediate delivery only. There are no returns and no refunds on Gift Cards. You can purchase a gift card here!

Coupon codes are only valid online at or in our retail store at 300 Spring Street, Fox Lake, Wisconsin 53933.

Coupons are valid on all items on our website except machines, cork club, gift cards, sale items, in-store classes, and any other specified items in a promotion.


We accept credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, JCB, and Diners Club, as well as PayPal. All prices are listed in US dollars since we are based in the US.

As an online company, Sallie Tomato is committed to protecting our customers’ privacy.  Your personal and credit card information is fully secure.  For your protection, we do not allow unsecured transactions.


We currently ship to all countries!

Currently we ship via USPS, UPS, and DHL (International Only) depending on the weight of the package and location it is being shipped to.

We offer calculated shipping options worldwide. Our shipping is calculated by weight, dimensions of package, and location; however, sometimes the website makes a mistake, or we can fit it into a smaller size box than estimated. If the shipping seems obnoxiously high, please contact us with your order details and shipping address for a more accurate quote. All First Class postage does not include insurance. Please be aware that the purchaser is responsible for any customs, duty, and taxes that may occur if you are outside of the United States. If you're unsure what these fees could be, it would be best to check with your local customs office.

Orders ship promptly within 1-2 business days of receiving payment, unless an item is on back order or due to high sales volume. Standard USPS and UPS Ground services are 2-5 business days. USPS Priority Service is 2-3 business days (not guaranteed).  Priority Express is 1-2 days.  International is 3-20 business days.  Please understand we do our best to provide timely service, but holidays and inclement weather may factor in to delivery times

I will send you a confirmation email that your order has been shipped and provide you with a tracking number. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive tracking information beyond our order processing time.  Items are dispatched from Wisconsin and will arrive according to shipping method you choose, unless item is back ordered. Please make sure your address is correct. We are not responsible for lost packages due to incorrect address.

If the product is unavailable, a message will show that the item is on back order. If you purchase an item that is on back order, please allow up to an additional two-three weeks delivery time. Please Note: Due to occasional special circumstances, some products with limited inventory may not be available at the time of your order because we have oversold the item. We regret this situation, but we will promptly return the amount paid, plus any taxes and shipping, for the item(s) sold.

Unfortunately you can not combine 2 or more shipments from different orders, or split up shipments from a single order. Even though your shipment may show as "not shipped", it may already be packed and labeled and possibly with a carrier. Thank you for understanding.

clearance items

All clearance items have reduced prices due to overstock, minor blemishes, scratches, or design issues.  Despite this, they are in usable, working condition. There are limited quantities of clearance items.  We will not restock clearance items, so take advantage of these deals while you can!

All purchases of clearance items are final, meaning that they cannot be refunded or returned. 


Sallie Tomato will never share, rent or sell any of your personal information except listed below. All of the information you provide during checkout and on your account is private.  Your information will never be used for any purpose other than contacting you about your order and shipping.

Oklaroots PDF Pattern Delivery Policy: The Oklaroots Mystery Kit Club will feature patterns from Sallie Tomato as well as other Bag Pattern Designers. When the featured pattern is designed by Sallie Tomato, your subscription box will contain a coupon code to download the pattern at no charge from our site, so the most recent pattern is always available in your account. When the featured pattern is designed by another Bag Pattern Designer, the selected Bag Pattern Designer will email you the PDF pattern on the day the video tutorial releases. Sharing of your name and email with other Bag Pattern Designers will only be used to deliver digital files or updates and verify purchase history. You will not receive any other emails from the Bag Pattern Designer without your consent or any other party on their behalf.