Category Archives: Pattern Inspiration

Goin’ Uptown Tote

Goin' Uptown Tote - Pattern Inspiration - Andrie Designs

I needed a bigger shopping bag. There, I said it. And for some crazy reason, I decided to design my own… (I think I’m a bit fussy, LOL!). I knew what I wanted – it needed to be a good size, hold a fair amount of things without looking big and bulky on my shoulder, […]

Super Drawstring Pouch

Super Drawstring Pouch - Pattern Inspiration - Andrie Designs

A little while ago (ok, over a year ago), my darling daughter asked for a rainbow-themed birthday party. Being the excited, super-organised mum that I am, I made her and all her friends rainbow drawstring pouches to carry their rainbow-themed goodies around in as they carried out their rainbow-themed treasure hunt! It was a heap […]

Good-To-Go Messenger Bag

Good-To-Go Messenger Bag - Pattern Inspiration - Andrie Designs

I needed a birthday gift for my nephew… And I really wanted to make him something special. I bounced ideas around with my mum and she suggested a bag of some sort as he loved carrying around his toy cars – at home, and when out and about. After some brainstorming, the Good-To-Go Messenger Bag […]

Reusable Grocery Bag

Reusable Grocery Bag - Pattern Inspiration - Andrie Designs

A long time ago – before I officially started designing bag patterns – I created what is now known as my reusable grocery bag. I needed a compact yet large-ish bag to throw in the bottom of my handbag to take with me on shopping trips. As much as I fully support shops who don’t […]

Drawstring Wet Bag

Drawstring Wet Bag - Pattern Inspiration - Andrie Designs

I live in the tropics – tropical North Queensland, Australia – to be exact, and our summers typically last around 5-6 months each year. That’s a WHOLE lot of swimming! I was tired of carrying my two pretty poppets’ swimming gear around in other bags that were not designed for the purpose, having to deal […]

Essential Diaper Clutch

Essential Diaper Clutch - Pattern Inspiration - Andrie Designs

I have been making these for as long as I can remember! This pattern was created after I was given a smaller nappy-type clutch when I was pregnant with my first pretty poppet. It was cute, but wasn’t going to hold more than 2-3 disposable nappies… There was NO way it was going the hold […]

Reusable Snack Bag

Reusable Snack Bag - Pattern Inspiration - Andrie Designs

Following on from the Insulated Lunch Bag pattern, I felt the need for some little reusable snack bags to carry snacks for my two pretty poppets when out and about. They had to be wipeable on the inside and washable on the outside. They had to be spill resistant. They had to be versatile! And […]