Boho Bonnie Bag Videocast
Bags,  Embroidery,  Fashion,  Webinars

Boho Bonnie Bag Live Videocast with Sulky

Boho Bonnie Bag

Bonnie Bag pattern cover


Join us on March 9, 2021 at 2pm ET for the Boho Bonnie Bag Videocast! This is a “Lounge and Learn” event in partnership with the American Sewing Expo and we’re excited to bring you this new exclusive bag pattern with loads of high-end details. You don’t have to be a member of the American Sewing Guild to attend, but we encourage you to check it out!


The Bonnie Bag has been designed by Sallie Tomato in collaboration with Sulky of America. This large carryall has lots of pockets, comfortable shoulder straps, and a roomy interior so you can carry everything you need and more! The name and design of this pattern was inspired by Faye Dunaway and the film, Bonnie and Clyde.

Bonnie Bag interior detail
The finished size is 21” wide, 13″ high and 6” deep.

The clean exterior is ideal for embellishment, and we’ll learn techniques for both hand embroidery and machine embroidery so no matter your skill level you can add beautiful threadwork to your tote.

The roomy exterior pockets show off high-end faux-metal zippers with stylish donut pulls.

Bonnie Bag zipper detail

One interior zipper pocket and interior slip pocket hold loads of essentials, keeping them free from the main bag contents.

The shoulder straps and bag base are made of sturdy cork fabric, a cool alternative to leather that’s easy to sew.

Keep everything secured with the heavy-duty invisible magnetic closure.


Two exclusive large-scale embroidery designs were created specifically for the Boho Bonnie Bag. The large Boho Floral design is mirrored to wrap around the bag sides and the Boho Floral Spray fits the exterior pockets perfectly. Placement and number of embroideries is entirely up to you!

Ellen will take you through the steps for machine embroidery, including perfect placement and matching techniques, needle and thread pairings and more. These designs are digitized for Sulky 30 wt. Cotton Thread, which is a unique choice that gives a hand-done look to the bag and contributes to the “boho” vibe.

Bonnie Bag embroidery detail

Ellen will also teach hand embroidery techniques, from basic to intermediate stitches to choose to stabilization tips and finishing steps.

Whether you prefer hand or machine embellishments, your bag will be unique to you with plenty of customization options. Plus, you can choose the cork color of your kit, too! The Coneflower and Magnolia cork both coordinate with the high quality canvas fabric used for the Bonnie Bag exterior.


You’ll learn several techniques during the Boho Bonnie Bag Videocast that you can apply to other sewing projects:

  • Adding structure while managing bulky seams
  • Sewing cork fabric without perforations
  • Using machine feet accessories for accurate seaming
  • Working with faux-metal zippers
  • Installing purse feet
  • & more!


The Bonnie Bag requires quite a bit of materials. Thankfully, Sulky has curated a Boho Bonnie Bag kit that includes EVERYTHING you need to create this high-end designer bag! After choosing your embroidery style (hand embroidery or machine embroidery), you’ll then choose the cork color (Coneflower or Magnolia). Look at everything included in the kit:

  • Bonnie Bag pattern (digital file; URL printed in kit)
  • (1) spool of Sulky Poly Deco™ Thread (construction & topstitching)
  • (6) spools of Sulky Thread (12 wt. Cotton Petites™ for handwork & 30 wt. Cotton Thread for machine embroidery)
  • Sulky stabilizer (Stick ‘n Stitch™ for handwork and Stiffy™ for machine embroidery)
  • Canvas Fabric – exterior
  • Cotton Lining
  • Contrast Cork Fabric by Sallie Tomato
  • Fusible Woven Interfacing
  • Sew-In  Fleece
  • Heavy Craft Stabilizer
  • Invisible Bar Magnetic Snap by Sallie Tomato
  • (4) Purse Feet in Nickel by Sallie Tomato
  • Beige Zipper Tape with (1) Donut Pull and (2) Rectangular Pulls (you’ll learn how to use zippers by the yard!)

To obtain the hand embroidery or machine embroidery design files, simply register for the Boho Bonnie Bag Videocast! The design collections are FREE with purchase of the event! That’s a $24.99 value.


This is a live-streaming video event, with Sulky Director of Content, Ellen March, on multiple cameras to show you the techniques in real time. You’ll watch the Bonnie Bag come together with sewists from all over the world. During this interactive experience, we encourage you to participate in the Live Chat, ask your questions and have fun!

Ellen March instructor for Bonnie Bag Videocast

This is not meant as a sew-along, so you don’t need to receive your kit prior to the event. We encourage you to preorder to ensure you get the color of cork you want and get the kit in a timely manner. But in the event that your kit isn’t ordered in time, you can always view the event again on-demand at your leisure and refresh your memory once your kit arrives.

If you can’t make it live, you can access the event at any time after the live broadcast and all the materials will be stored in your Library for future reference. However, only LIVE attendees can participate in the Live Chat. Everyone is eligible to win Door Prizes, whether you watch live or on demand! There are 4 chances to win BIG prizes!

Remember, you’ll get $24.98 worth of embroidery designs just by purchasing for the event for $5.99! Join us and take your bag-making skills to next-level greatness!

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

I am the Director of Content for Sulky of America. The former Editor in Chief of Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery magazines, I hosted Sew it All TV on PBS for nine seasons. I've appeared on It's Sew Easy on PBS, DIY Network's Uncommon Threads, Hallmark's Marie Osmond Show, MacPhee Workshop and more! Come sew with me!


  • Barbara HerronMangel

    Can I watch your video later and still get the deals? Many times I’m not home at that time of the day. Thank you. Barbara HerronMangel

    • Ellen March

      Hi Barbara,
      Yes the Videocast is viewable on-demand at any time after the live event ends. We keep the sale open for 24 hours to ensure people watching late can still get the deals. Enjoy!