The Holey Mayole Pattern

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Quick overview:

With heaps of features but minimal hardware, The Holey Mayole is a fantastic intermediate bag pattern for learning new techniques and skills.



13" W x 11" H x 5" D (33cm x 28cm x 12.5cm)








  • Easy to read instructions, colour photographs, and pattern pieces
  • Great for learning new techniques and skills
  • Uses minimal hardware
  • Easy to customise - make it Holey per the pattern, or make the flap without the hole
  • Bag of the Month Club pattern for May 2018



Bag Features

The Holey Mayole bag sewing pattern is a great way to learn new techniques and skills.This stylish handbag features a faux double welt slip pocket, a zip pocket with facing and handles which slip strikingly through the ultra secure flap.


This modern bag is easy to customise. If you decide to make the flap without the hole, you can instead attach a crossbody strap to the sides and use this purse as a crossbody or shoulder bag, instead of as a handbag.


The Holey Mayole bag sparked a trend among bagineers for the flap hole selfie. Please do share yours with us in the Mrs H's Bagineers Facebook group or use the hashtag #flapholeselfie on Instagram!



Pattern Features

The Holey Mayole is classified as an intermediate sewing pattern. It is written in UK English and has been thoroughly tested by a team of expert pattern testers.


The Holey Mayole sewing pattern features comprehensive instructions, pattern pieces, and colour photographs.The paper pattern is an A5 booklet with printed pattern pieces. The downloadable PDF pattern features printable pattern pieces and a text only section to save on ink and paper costs.When you buy our PDF sewing patterns, they are immediately added to your online account. Access this through My Downloadable Products on your dashboard, or find out more about how to download and print PDF sewing patterns here: How to download and print your PDF sewing pattern.


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Pattern FAQs

What difficulty is this sewing pattern?

The Holey Mayole is classified as an intermediate sewing pattern. However, if you get stuck, click here to visit our Facebook group for support: Facebook Support Group for Sewing Patterns by Mrs H.


How big is the finished bag?

The Holey Mayole bag has finished dimensions of 13" x 11" x 5" (33cm x 28cm x 12.5cm).


What materials do I need?


  • 1yd (0.9m) Outer
  • 1/2yd (0.5m) Contrast
  • 1yd (0.9m) Lining
  • 1/2yd (0.5m) Foam Stabiliser
  • 8” x 12” (21cm x 31cm) Fusible Fleece
  • 2 1/2yd (2.25m) Medium Weight Interfacing – Based on 40” wide. Narrower will need more
  • 8” x 12” (21cm x 31cm) Firm Interfacing (Peltex, Decovil 1 or Stiff Stuff)


  • 1 x Tongue lock/Thumb Catch
  • 6 x 8mm post x 9mm cap Double Cap Rivets
  • 1 x 9” (23cm) zip for lining pocket (size 5)


  • Double sided basting tape
  • Duct tape
  • Zip foot
  • Walking foot


What's the tag for social media?

Use #holeymayole for your bag and #flapholeselfie if you take a photo of yourself through your flap hole!


Where can I find more inspiration?

You can see some of the fabulous variations made by my testers here: The Holey Mayole tester bags.


Is there a sew along for The Holey Mayole?

Not yet! Would you like to host one? Send us an email at


I've found a mistake!

Oh no! We're sorry to hear that. Please let us know by sending an email to so we can add it to our list to correct when the pattern is next updated.


I have a question not answered here

Send us an email to or pop over to the Sewing Patterns by Mrs H Facebook Support Group and we'll do our best to help!

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