Oriental Boho Bag - PDF Instant Download Sewing Pattern Tutorial



In stock

VAT Included
Oi! You can't buy your own item.

  • Digital download
  • Digital file type(s): 1 PDF

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.


Thank you for viewing this item.

I am always thinking of new pattern ideas, so please keep looking at my shop.
Alternatively, follow me on Twitter @CraftPixie to keep track of my latest patterns and see how new ones are being developed!

Instant Download

Your files will be available to download once payment is confirmed. Here's how.

I don't accept returns, exchanges or cancellations. But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.



Owner of TheCraftPixie

Message Pippa

This seller usually responds within a few hours.

100 shop reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Deidre O'Hara 07 Jun, 2016

cricketgreen52 14 Jun, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

This template was beyond my expectations. I am not a crafty person but this was so easy! I wanted a cute way to celebrate my daughters surprise 21st birthday trip to NYC. Eight pieces make a whole pie and in each piece I put a hints of her trip - a map of Manhattan, a gift certificate to Forever 21, Broadway brochure, Tickets to the Vessel, etc. I loved how great this turned out. Thanks TheCraftPixie!!

Purchased item:

Maria 15 Jul, 2014

4 out of 5 stars

As described, arrived quickly. I did modify the pattern a bit for my own project to make it faster to make.

Purchased item:

Haley Barksdale 18 Apr, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

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

Purchased item:

Disclaimer: Etsy assumes no responsibility for the accuracy, labelling, or content of sellers' listings and products. Electrical or electronic products may pose a risk of fire or electrocution. Vintage, handmade, refurbished, or modified electrical or electronic products may not meet current safety standards and may not be in safe working order. Inspect carefully before use and contact the seller by sending a Message if you have concerns relating to the product. Do not use a vintage electrical or electronic item if its safety can't be verified. To reduce the risk of fire, never leave vintage electrical or electronic products plugged in unattended. See Etsy's Terms of Use for more information.

Explore related categories