Sew a Boho Bag
Intermediate | 1 hour 36 min
With its trademark slouchy silhouette, this boho bag will become your go-to everyday purse. Nicole Mallalieu is known for her professionally finished bags, and in this class she walks you through every step of sewing this classic fashion staple. Nicole shares pro tips for accurately cutting the pattern pieces, as well as useful tricks for finishing seams perfectly, sewing curves, and sewing through multiple layers – all on a home sewing machine. You'll learn how to construct a lining, add a pocket and zipper, as well as how to construct an adjustable strap and attach it to the bag with hardware. In the process of making your boho bag, you'll learn loads of essential bag making skills, which will come in handy for future projects.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 1 yard of medium-weight fabric (Nicole uses micro-fiber suede)
  • 24" of lining fabric (Nicole uses quilting cotton)
  • 90" of woven interfacing
  • Scraps of heavyweight non-woven interfacing (Nicole uses Pelmut or Peltex interfacing)
  • Patterns pieces (provided in the PDF)
  • Layplan (provided in PDF)
  • 1/2" diameter dowel
  • Stick of quad or hardware store wooden moulding (Nicky will show a trick for using moulding as an ironing surface)
  • Pinking shears
  • Scissors
  • Quilting ruler
  • Cutting mat
  • Rotary cutter
  • Clear drying craft glue
  • Rubber gloves
  • Pins
  • Marking pencil or pen
  • Glue stick pen
  • Tailor's awl
  • Seam ripper
  • Point cutter or Excato knife
  • Hand sewing needles
  • 2 qty - 1 1/4 or 1 ½ O rings
  • Twist lock closure
  • 6" zipper
  • 1 1/2" slide adjuster
  • Edge stitching foot
  • Zipper foot
  • Matching thread
  • 1/4" fusible tape
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Pressing cloth
  • Sewing machine
Learn how to:
  • Sew a boho style bag
  • Construct professional finishes
  • Effectively sew curves
  • Make an adjustable strap
  • Add a pocket and zipper

What you’ll get:
  • Step-by-step expert instruction on making a professional looking boho bag
  • 7 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list and downloadable PDF with pattern pieces ($16 value)
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from designer Nicole Mallalieu
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
133 users recommended this class to a friend
Teresa Swanda
Great class! Ms. Mallalieu speaks clearly and pleasantly. Instructions and demos are very well done. This class is a goldmine of info and techniques ?
January 3, 2023
Marilyn Hoff
This is the first video I've watched where the zipper tape is covered inside the bag.
November 14, 2022
Kristy Aeschbocker
Great class! Wonderful instruction and encouragement so we can make this too. I'm glad to know about microfiber and how easy it is to work with. Thank you so much!
More than 3 months ago