New from Sallie Tomato

Sallie Tomato has three new patterns that are made from her faux materials and feature her hardware as well. She has recently added zippers and webbing to her line. And, of course, it is all available to quilt shop owners on the Checker Distributors website.

The Jessica bag has an iconic silhouette and simple design that is beginner friendly to make! This baguette bag is petite but also spacious enough to hold essentials. It pairs effortlessly with everything in your closet. This pattern was inspired by the decade Jess was born in and also the actress and fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker.

The Kristin tote bag has a sleek silhouette and simple design that is beginner-friendly to make! This tote is spacious on the inside and a blank canvas on the outside, eager to feature embellishments or printed fabrics. This pattern was inspired by the Kristin Davis, and the character she played who was traditional, fashionable, bright and optimistic!

This bag is an adorably small crossbody purse or wrist bag. It’s a quick project to sew and an easy way to master the mini-handbag trend. Toss one on with your favorite athleisure outfit for errands, or carry it with you on your next night out. You’ll love this bag’s lightweight, hands-free design while on the go.

All of these patterns are due to arrive the first part of December. Wouldn’t the pattern, hardware, and specialty material make a great gift???

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The Mini Pattern Series – affordable accessory patterns with YouTube tutorials available! There are 10 to choose from so why not start a series of classes? They can be made in an afternoon and showcase hardware and materials from her line. What a great introduction to these products!

Vinny is a versatile beverage tote that holds cans and bottles for a picnic; or makes the perfect holder for hostess and holiday gifts! Designer, Jennifer Reinke, was inspired to create this tote to gift bottles of wine, named after the movie, My Cousin Vinny.

Walk, Don’t Run is a compact accessory to keep important items close and easy to grab. Choose to create a wristlet or lanyard for your preferred carry option. Attach keys, ID holders, novelty key chains, or even clip a tassel cap to the key fob hardware. Also choose between woven or nonwoven fabric to feature the designs and material for the look you want to coordinate with outfits, bags, and seasons, or make a variety for customized gifts!

Craft your own custom accessory using our Gabor bracelet pattern. Inspired by Eva Gabor, who brought big city glamour to a country town as Lisa Douglas in the TV show Green Acres.

The scrap-friendly Kitty clutch has been inspired by 1970s fashion, and the popular comedic sitcom, That ’70s Show.

Meet Fogg, inspired by the literary character, Phileas Fogg, in Around the World in 80 Days and a step back into the middle ages. This petite bag neatly slides onto a belt. Or attach a handle or adjustable strap, for extra versatility. Tip! Pair this Pattern with either the Perfect Belt pattern or Phileas pattern!

Enjoy peace of mind when commuting with your electronic devices with the Isidore padded pocket, named after The Patron Saint of Technology. All instructions include a 1/4″ seam allowance, 2.5mm stitch length for piecing, and 3.5mm stitch length for topstitching unless specified.

The Heidi wristlet pattern has been designed with beginners in mind and is a convenient, stylish travel companion. The mini size is ideal to attach around bag straps and handles so you can easily reach for your essentials. The full size is great on its own for daily errands or evening events. The name and design were inspired by the legendary, wanderlust story of a young girl named Heidi.

Carry essentials hands-free with the Ella wristlet. This double-zip pouch features two compartments, card slots, and an interior pocket to hold cards, phones, cash, keys, and more. The exterior panels are ideal for featuring embroidery or applique. The name and design were inspired by the “Queen of Jazz,” Ella Fitzgerald, who often chose fashion adorned with embroidery and sequins.

This petite-sized bag holds today’s essentials in its main pocket and front card pocket. Annie Oakley, a famed American sharpshooter, also inspired the fringe decoration!

The Louise crossbody clutch is an elevated accessory that features a long silhouette and fringe detail. This bag is perfect for your next event, night out, or even running quick errands. The name and design of this pattern were inspired by the 1920s flapper, actress, and dancer, Mary Louise Brooks.

This streamlined version of the popular 1980s fanny pack, Fields, features a double wrap belt, another accessory from the ’80s. You can easily wear our bag as a crossbody or attach it as a belt as Sally Fields does in the 2023 movie 80 for Brady.

All of these patterns are due to arrive at the end of this month so place your orders now! And don’t forget to order extras because who could stop at just one???

Cork with Sallie Tomato

I just love her stuff – and she is such a great marketer that she makes my life so easy! Her book Create with Cork is a must-have. It includes all of the tips and tricks that make sewing cork a breeze!

Create with Cork Fabric

And now she has packaged the hardware for all of the projects in the book – in five finishes: gold, antique, silver, nickel, and rose gold.

Create with Cork Fabric Kit Antique

That’s right – any of the hardware required to make all projects in the book. What a great series of classes!

The cork is pre-packaged in 15 x 18-inch pieces as well:

Prepacked Cork Blend Fabric, 18in x 15in roll, Natural Pattern
Prepacked Cork Blend Fabric, 18in x 15in roll, Natural Pattern
Prepacked Cork Blend Fabric, 18in x 15in roll, Blue/Silver Metallic
Prepacked Cork Blend Fabric, 18in x 15in roll, Green/Silver Metallic
Prepacked Cork Blend Fabric, 18in x 15in roll, Natural/Gold Metallic
Prepacked Cork Blend Fabric, 18in x 15in roll, Taupe/Silver Metallic

They can mix and match in class and have several gifts on hand! The book and cork are in stock now. The hardware is expected next week.