Category Archives: Pattern Inspiration

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 […]

Heavy Hauler Tote Bag

Heavy Hauler Tote Bag - Pattern Inspiration - Andrie Designs

I felt it was time to create a bag with a different type of hardware and came to find myself pondering the possibilities of the internal wire frames by Emmaline Bags… After much pondering, and a few trials of different designs, I arrived at the Heavy Hauler Tote Bag. The frames help provide a beautifully […]