Oriental Boho Bag - PDF Instant Download Sewing Pattern Tutorial


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This is an adaptable pattern to make a really useful and unusual bag. It’s made with peony fabric, scarlet red ribbon and cording to give an oriental feel. The monkey fist button is just the finishing touch. But make it in a more fun fabric to give a totally different look. Omit the button and loop and just have a simple open top bag. What about using contrasting fabric for the top band? You could also adjust the handle length to make a cuter handbag. The options are endless.

The finished bag measures approximately 13” x 12” x 3” / 33cm x 31.5cm x 5cm (excluding handle).

This pattern is suitable for anyone with some sewing experience as it involves sewing simple pleats.

This is more of a tutorial than a pattern. Instructions on the shapes to cut and fabric layouts are provided. The document prints out on 7 x A4 sheets of paper. It is illustrated with stage-by-stage photos and includes hints and tips. Measurements are given in both imperial and metric scales.

If you like this fabric, it is available from the Craft Pixie shop with FREE UK delivery.



To make this bag you will need the following:

Just under a yard of Main Outer fabric (around ¾ metre)
½ yard of Lining fabric (just under ½ a metre)
Some stiff interfacing for the bottom (although you can use whatever weight you want)
Some medium weight interfacing for the top
Two D rings approximately 1” (2.54cm)
Embellishments of your choice
Matching cotton, sewing scissors, pins and sewing needle
Sewing machine
Iron and ironing board


Please note, this listing is for the PDF PATTERN only.

The pattern will be made available for you to download once we receive verification of payment from PayPal.

If you have any queries or need help once you start making the purse please email me. I also welcome any constructive feedback on how I could make my patterns better.

Please respect my intellectual copyright. This pattern is not for sale commercially. However, if you do make items to sell using it, please quote my name, shop and website/email. Instructions are given at the end of the pattern. Thank you.


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This looks like a good pattern, very clear instructions. Thanks!

Catherine Lay 18 Apr, 2022

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Deidre O'Hara 07 Jun, 2016

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This is the cutest and fun pattern!! It was so easy to follow with detailed instructions and photos as well. I had some trouble getting mine printed and the seller went above and beyond to help me figure it out!! So kind! I hope to buy more patterns later! Thank you!!

graciesheart88 07 Jan, 2022

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Absolutely EASY to follow. I have already made 2! (In one night in less than 3 hours!) so fun! Will make great gifts !

Haley Barksdale 18 Apr, 2019

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