Reversible Boho Bag – Great for beach, books, baby and more!

Summer is finally here and it’s time to hit the beach! What better way to tote your gear than the roomy, reversible and fun Boho Shoulder Bag?

This bag is a reversible, sling style bag with bottom pleats to make it nice and roomy. It features lots of stylish top-stitching, a toggle button closure and pockets inside & out. Use it for the beach, books, baby’s things, yoga, market, knitting – just about anything!

  • Wear it over-the-shoulder or cross body.
  • Big enough to hold FIVE beach towels!
  • Finished size: 20” wide x 34” long, including strap
Big enough for 4 beach towels AND a blanket!

This is an instant Download PDF Pattern. Just download and print – get sewing today!

Warm Stitches,

Check out some Boho Shoulder bags that other Sew Fun friends have made

Our friends at Back Door Quilts in Indianapolis made this Boho Bag in bright Island batiks
Boho Bag is also great for dudes… this version is made without the pleats.
Our friend at Hopeful Threads made this from fun stripes and a coordinating print
You can use a wooden toggle or any large, fun button

Here’s what people are saying about Boho Shoulder Bag

Love, love, love this bag. My daughter and I fight over who gets to use her Boho Bag (she always wins…LOL) I would love to make one for myself, great project. – Kandace E.

I’m new to learning how to sew and this bag is ideal and easy to make as my first project, aside from being a really pretty Boho bag. – Judy W.

Nice pattern, turned out nice. – Christine K.

Please visit the Sew Fun Pattern Shop for this pattern and other fun sewing projects by Sew Fun!

Row by Row 2017 “On the Go!”

Iconic New England Red Covered Bridge

This year’s theme for Row by Row is “On the Go”. I’ve teamed up with Wayside Sewing in Marlborough to design their row… a New England country covered bridge. You can embroider the rustic signs with the destinations of your choice! This pattern will be available at Wayside Quilting in Marlborough, MA for the Row by Row kickoff on June 21!

New England Covered Bridge – designed by Sew Fun

You can customize these cute applique signs with hand or machine embroidery. Choose your favorite destinations! For these signs, the posts are machine embroidered with a simple wide zig-zag stitch and everyday thread. The lettering was hand embroidered with ordinary cotton embroidery floss using the split stitch. Be sure to add a few sprigs of grass out of different shades of green at the base of the sign.

This way to Boston!
I’m On the Go to Wayside!

Row by Row Flashback

The Row by Row Experience is a shop hop like no other. Participating shops from all over the U.S., Canada and Europe create a “row” pattern and corresponding kit. The goal is for quilting enthusiasts to complete a quilt using at least 8 different rows from 8 different participating shops. Be the first to bring it into a shop and you win a stash of 25 fat quarters. (That’s 6-1/4 yards of fabric!) Win a bonus prize for using that store’s row in your quilt. It’s a great way to travel to new shops, meet new people and of course have a lot of fun quilting.

The first time I designed a row for RBR, the theme was “Water”. I had the pleasure of working with Jill at Wayside Sewing to produce a row pattern based on my popular quilt pattern “Baby Sand Castle Quilt and Beach Ball”.

Baby Sand Castle Quilt by Sew Fun

We adapted the Sand Castle block to a smaller size and Jill added a colorful beach ball applique and some rope piping to form the water’s edge.

Sand Castle Row by Sew Fun

Our row was included in numerous winning quilts including the one at Marie’s Sewing Center, quilted by Nancy Sallese from Stow, MA. Congratulations Nancy, you did a Great Job!

Row by Row Winner Nancy S.

The winning quilter also used rows from these New England shops:

  • Knights Quilt Shop, Cape Neddick, ME
  • Wayside Sewing, Marlborough, MA (Look, this is OUR row!)
  • Cambridge Quilt Shop, Cambridge, MA
  • Saltwater Fabrics, S. Berwick, ME
  • Fabric Place Basement, Natick, MA
  • Quilters Way, Acton, MA
  • Marie’s Sewing Center, Woburn, MA
  • Button Box, Wellesley, MA

Stay tuned for updates and THIS year’s Row by Row design by Block and Bobbin for Wayside Sewing. The theme for 2017 is “On the Go” and the official kick off is June 21. For more information, please visit the official Row by Row FAQ.

Other Row by Row winners from 2015 using my Sand Castle row

Winner Susan Dyer at Dragonfly’s Quilt Shop

Susan Dyer of Ashland, MA won for being the first to bring bring a completed quilt to Dragonfly’s Quilt Shop, Bellingham, MA. The rows she used where:

  • Dragonfly’s Quilt Shop, Bellingham, MA
  • Emma’s Quilt Cupboard, Franklin, MA
  • Quilt & Cabbage, Sturbridge, MA
  • Quilted Crow, Boxboro, MA
  • Wayside Sewing, Marlboro, MA
  • Charlton Sewing Center, Charlton, MA
  • Button Box, Wellesley, MA
  • Fabric Stash, Charlton, MA
  • Fabric Place Basement, Framingham, MA

Another Row by Row Winner at Wayside Quilting, Marlboro MA:

Another Row by Row winner at Wayside Quilting