I would like to introduce you to the Classic Carryall Handbag & Tote pattern – the first pattern in the new Andrie Designs Classic Collection.
The Classic Collection will be an ongoing collection of patterns designed to be simple and quick to construct, yet effective and classic in design. They will be patterns designed for all types of makers, whether you make to sell or simply sew for pleasure. I’m extremely excited about this collection and look forward to seeing it grow over the coming months!
This is the Classic Carryall I made myself and have been using for the last few weeks… Suffice to say my old Stand Up & Tote Notice tote bag has now been retired (though very much still treasured) as this tote more than meets my needs!
You may recall a tutorial I posted the other day about making double sided straps? Well, this pattern lends itself perfectly to it! You can find the tutorial here.
The Classic Carryall Handbag & Tote comes in two sizes – Handbag size and Tote Bag size. It features simple piecing, a vertical outer zipper pocket on the back, a full zipper closure along the top and an inner zipper pocket as well.
It also features box corners, shiny hardware including optional bag feet, and straightforward construction techniques, making this bag a quick and easy sew for most skill levels. My testing team have had a blast of a time playing with this pattern so sit back, grab a cuppa and enjoy the eye candy you’re about to see…
First up we have two stunning Classic Carryall handbags made by Karen whom you can find on Instagram here!
Here is Liz’s tote bag from Bitter Candy Handmade!
Check out this colourful pair made by Cheryl from Simply Cherabea! Cheryl couldn’t help but make one in each size!
Chris from UnThreaded by Chris used some of her highly treasured fabric to make her tote bag!
Jane from S’more House made her tote bag using some of the gorgeous fabric from the new Maker Maker range!
How amazing is this tote bag made by Casey from JC’Mila Designs?!
Wow! Check out Rosemarie from Rosie Blooms‘ handbag made using Dr. Who fabric!
Rosemarie also made a tote bag using this gorgeous cat print –
And a third Star Wars themed one for her daughter!
Check out the detail on this stunning tote bag made by Leslie from Love Rubie!!!
Tara from Pink Elefant Creations went for this awesome car-themed fabric and rivets… *sigh* (Can’t help but love rivets at the moment… )
Stacey from All Sewn Up by Stacey made her handbag using this gorgeous roses fabric and a classic black contrast and handles!
Here is Kristina from Harley B‘s awesome tote bag using a brilliant geometric print!
Check out Aimee’s handbag from The Little Bird Designs! How cool do those bright red handles look?!
Aimee even made a coordinating Gather Me Up Clutch as well!!! LOVE IT!!!
And to finish, we have Charlotte from Les envies de Charlotte‘s beautiful, pastel and beige handbag!
You can find the tutorial on making double-sided straps here.
You can find the Gather Me Up Clutch pattern here.
Happy sewing! Lisa x