Meet Sallie Tomato

The love of sewing began at the age of four for our founder, Jessica Barrera, and continues to be the driving force in everything we do at Sallie Tomato.

Our passion is to design quality sewing patterns, and provide you with the materials to create any bag you dream of. Sallie Tomato has rapidly grown over the past few years and we have established ourselves as a leading and influential business in the sewing and pattern industry thanks to the help of Jess’s family and devoted makers in our sewing community. We are now a team of over 30, hard-working individuals, dedicated to providing you with the best bag making supplies on the market and to help you create the bags you see in boutiques on your home machine.

Sallie Tomato provides original sewing patterns, complete project kits, purse hardware, nylon-coil handbag zippers, a wide variety of cotton, canvas, cork & faux leather fabrics – plus tools, notions, interfacings, and stabilizers. Each of our patterns is complete with step-by-step illustrations to help make the written directions easier to understand. Included are many sewing techniques and tips to help you achieve a quality, finished project. Each pattern is designed to help you learn and expand your sewing skills. We also provide pattern specific hardware kits to make finding the supplies you need as simple as possible.

At Sallie Tomato, we understand how important education is. A strong knowledge base and clear tutorials are fundamentally important for sewing success. We have a library of over 300 YouTube videos with tutorials covering our range of patterns, zippers, and hardware with more tutorials being added each month. 

You can find Sallie Tomato products at independent quilt shops around the United States and worldwide.

We can’t wait to see what you make with Sallie Tomato patterns and hardware!