Category Archives: Pattern Inspiration

S & S Tote

S & S Tote - Andrie Designs

Hi all and welcome to another pattern release, this time for the S & S Tote! This design evolved out of the desire to make a super slouchy, casual-looking bag that was quick and easy to sew, yet looked professional and could be dressed up at the same time (and as you will see below, […]

Summertime Sling

Pattern Inspiration - Summertime Sling - Andrie Designs

Hi there and welcome to my first pattern release for 2018 – the Summertime Sling! This design evolved out of a request – I had the lovely Susan from Homespun Magazine contact me quite some time ago now, to ask if I’d be interested in designing a little girls handbag pattern for their October 2017 […]

Mini Shades Pouch

Mini Shades Pouch - Andrie Designs

When a close colleague of mine, the lovely Karis from The Modern Sewist, approached me in a bit of a pickle and asked if I happened to have a pattern tucked up my sleeve all ready for release, it was a relief that I could actually answer YES! Not only to having a pattern ready […]

Shades of Yesterday Tote Bag

Shades of Yesterday Tote Bag - Andrie Designs

For a while now I’ve been mulling over the idea of a pieced, curved, tote bag of some sort… Something that allows one to really play with fabric combinations, use up some of those ever-hoarded scraps, and create a masterpiece of sorts that looks waaayyyyy more complicated than it really is! After a bit of […]

Gather Me Up Clutch

Gain pattern inspiration for the Gather Me Up Clutch - Andrie Designs

Back in 2015 I designed the Gather Me Up Clutch pattern. It was cute, and had lots of options, but after reading through the pattern again recently it dawned on me that it was rather ‘novice’ and needed a major makeover right away! So, I got to work and pretty much re-wrote the whole thing. […]

Classic Clutch

Classic Clutch - Andrie Designs

Following the opening success of Club CloBird in 2016, it was a no brainer when Karis from CloBird Designs asked me if I’d be interested in participating in the club again this year! I chose to be Miss May again because, well, why not?! 🙂 After a wee bit of pondering and prototyping, I came […]

Creative’s Tote

Creative's Tote - Andrie Designs

Late last year I was approached by the then-editor of Quilters Companion magazine, Clare Mooney, to see if I would be interested in designing a tote bag for an upcoming issue (#84), scheduled to go on sale in March 2017. Once I got over the shock (pleasant shock of course!) of this amazing opportunity, I […]