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Holly Hobo Bag Kit by Sallie Tomato

A Free Tutorial from Sallie Tomato

Holly Hobo Bag Kit by Sallie Tomato


  • The printed pattern includes:
  • Your choice of cork fabric and hardware: 
    • 1) Natural cork with antique hardware OR 
    • 2) Royal blue cork with nickel hardware.
  • Free access to a full video tutorial can be accessed from this page. 
  • Qualifies for free US shipping


The completed bag is 10” wide at the base, 11” high, and 4-1/2” deep and features an exterior accent, magnetic snap closure, interior slip pocket, interior zipper pocket, and adjustable crossbody strap. 

An Exclusive Kit
Quiltfolk has partnered with the Sallie Tomato team to create a Holly Hobo Bag Kit that is tailored specifically to our readers. We’ve included all of the special hardware and cork fabric you’ll need to finish the project, but we have intentionally left choosing the main fabric up to you!

As you can see in the two samples we’ve made, you use fabrics from your stash (perhaps something that’s personal to you) to complete the top portion of the bag and make it your own. In our examples, Kennette has made a beautiful Log Cabin-inspired design. In the second version, Quiltfolk Founder Mike McCormick’s mother-in-law picked a sentimental polka dot fabric that she had previously used to make a bag for her daughter (Mike’s wife) in college. 

No matter which focal fabric you choose, the finished product is a fun project that will be used time and again — dress up your wardrobe with a customized handbag or create personalized bags for family and friends!

The Holly Hobo Bag, designed for beginner bag makers and sewists, is chic and full of character — as the included cork fabric is paired with fabrics and lining from your personal stash. The classic style is meant to be loved and used every day. Sallie Tomato’s high quality cork fabric is sustainable, durable, eco-friendly, and hypoallergenic; the woven backing makes the cork pliable so that it doesn’t crack. It is also great for machine embroidery.

We have a limited quantity of each color, so be sure to order your kit while supplies last. Backorders will be accepted, but please note that there may be a short delay.

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