Category Archives: Pattern Inspiration

Adventure Time Backpack

Adventure Time Backpack - Andrie Designs

For quite a while I had wanted to design a backpack pattern. Not just any backpack pattern either mind you, but one that accommodated almost everyone (so it needed multiple sizes), had many pocket options, and also had some awesome little features that really made it stand out from the rest. With piping, a main […]

Feature Me Everyday Tote

Feature Me Everyday Tote - Andrie Designs

With the increasing number of beautiful feature fabrics on the market, I felt it was time to add a pattern to my range that enabled one to show off these feature fabrics. I wanted it to have a small amount of piecing, but not so much that it overtook the chosen centrepiece for the outer […]

Stand Up Clutch

Stand Up Clutch - Andrie Designs

At some point throughout the Stand Up Swap 2016 that my lovely friend Rachael from Sew Today, Clean Tomorrow was running in my patterns group on Facebook, I had one of those light bulb moments! How awesome would it be to have a mini Stand Up bag of some sort to compliment all these amazing […]

Summer Lovin’ Beach Tote

Summer Lovin' Beach Tote - Andrie Designs

Late last year, one of my darling customers asked me if I had a beach bag pattern to which I had to answer ‘No, I don’t!’… ? It got me thinking though and it wasn’t long before an idea popped into my head. After a few consultations with a very important group of people (aka […]

Little Freehand Pack

Little Freehand Pack - Pattern Inspiration - Andrie Designs

The story behind this pattern is one that is very close to my heart… My wonderful Dad – someone who never asks me for anything – asked me to design him a bag. Not just any bag, he wanted something small and compact, that he could wear around his waist while working in the bush […]

Stand Up & Tote Notice

Stand Up and Tote Notice - Pattern Inspiration - Andrie Designs

Following the fun of my Goin’ Uptown Tote and Heavy Hauler Tote Bag patterns, I felt it was time for an easier pattern – one with less pieces and one that came together MUCH more quickly! I wanted to design a basic tote bag that had only had a handful of pieces, was a nice […]

Hang About Toiletry Bag

Hang About Toiletry Bag - Pattern Inspiration - Andrie Designs

After having to look at my hubby’s shabby, old toiletry bag for one too many trips away, I felt it was time to make him a new one and surprisingly, he agreed! I discussed this need with a very close colleague of mine, and she pointed out that there seemed to be a gap in […]