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 (they live rural) or going on bush walks. He asked that it be split in two, so he could have his water bottle on one side (and have the bag open so the water bottle was easily accessible – this is most important when you’re thirsty and have gloved hands!), and his phone, a snack and keys securely stored on the other side of the bag.

After much discussion, we arrived at the Little Freehand Pack. Throughout consultation with my testers, we all felt it would be an even better pattern if it included downsized straps in a variety of sizes so children and teens could also benefit from this pattern. It really is a pattern to suit almost everyone – enjoy!

You can find the Little Freehand Pack pattern here.

Hipster version of the Little Freehand Pack - Andrie Designs

Cross body version of the Little Freehand Pack - Andrie Designs

Grey with yellow zipper Little Freehand Pack - Andrie Designs

Alison Glass-themed Little Freehand Pack - Andrie Designs

Aboriginal-themed Little Freehand Pack - Andrie Designs

Pink geometric Little Freehand Pack - Andrie Designs

Check out Danielle’s one from Paisley Avenue!

Stunning Alison Glass-themed Little Freehand Pack - Andrie Designs

Mel from Buntings & Things made a couple!

Pink pony Little Freehand Pack - Andrie Designs

The perfect toy car carrier! Little Freehand Pack - Andrie Designs

Melisa from Melisa Jane made hipsters for her two sons!

Hipster Little Freehand Packs for these brothers! - Andrie Designs

Stacey from All Sewn Up by Stacey made this awesome one!

Bag-themed Little Freehand Pack - Andrie Designs

Check out Susie’s from Twirl Girl Boutique!

Little girls' Little Freehand Pack - Andrie Designs

Here is Tara’s beautiful one from Pink Elefant Creations!

Beautiful pink floral Little Freehand Pack - Andrie Designs

Marilyn from Nanna with a Purpose made this lovely cross body one!

Lovely pale blue Little Freehand Pack - Andrie Designs

Here’s Pat’s one from Pats Dancing Dragonfly!

Classic yellow and grey Little Freehand Pack - Andrie Designs

Kellee made this lovely one!

Denim with pink zipper Little Freehand Pack - Andrie Designs

You can find the Little Freehand Pack pattern here.

Happy sewing! Lisa x

2 thoughts on “Little Freehand Pack

  1. Yvy says:

    Hi, I love how this bag is suitable for adults as well. But I’m wondering if the size of the bag is adjustable. I’m planning on making a crossbody for hubby who rides his motorbike often and is in need of a crossbody but I’d like it bigger. Is this possible? Thanks!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Yvy! Thanks for your question and yes, you could definitely try enlarging the pattern slightly, you would just have to tweak the size of the gusset so it still fitted well. As an alternative, my husband also rides a road bike and uses his large sized Good-to-Go Messenger Bag that I made him a few years ago. I changed the strap to be adjustable, and he wears it cross body and really likes it for it’s size and comfort when riding. Hope that helps! 🙂

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