Sew Compleat Shoulder Tote

Title Sew Compleat Shoulder Tote - Andrie Designs

At some point in late 2015, a darling colleague – Kylie from Little Moo Designs to be exact – and I came up with this crazy idea of planning and running a Bag Fanatics Retreat here in Australia. There has never been a sewing retreat specifically for bags in Australia before so we pondered (albeit briefly) and decided to take the plunge…. Part of running the retreat would be offering a brand new pattern each to the attendees (which would then be available to the public after the retreat had finished).

Narrow pieced front Sew Compleat Shoulder Tote - Andrie Designs

Side view of the narrow pieced front Sew Compleat Shoulder Tote - Andrie Designs

I had wanted to have a play with pleating on a bag for a little while, so figured this was the perfect opportunity to get my ideas down on paper – and then in fabric – and after a bit of a play around, I arrived at the Sew Compleat Shoulder Tote (aptly named by our lovely retreat testing team).

The pleating is completely optional, and you can choose from either a wide centre pleat, or a narrow centre pleat, giving you flexibility in featuring just the right scrap of fabric that you’ve been hoarding since forever. Coupled with piping, a single shoulder strap and a magnetic snap closure and she’s quite a gorgeous wee bag (if I do say so myself!). Enjoy!

You can find the Sew Compleat Shoulder Tote here.

Wide pieced front Sew Compleat Shoulder Tote - Andrie Designs

Side view of the wide pieced front Sew Compleat Shoulder Tote - Andrie Designs

This classically styled tote was made by Alison from Bobbin Girl!

Classic grey, black and white Sew Compleat Shoulder Tote - Andrie Designs

Inside Classic grey, black and white Sew Compleat Shoulder Tote - Andrie Designs

Loving this version made by Charlotte from Les envies de Charlotte!

Katarina Roccella-themed Sew Compleat Shoulder Tote - Andrie Designs

Jane from S’more House made this awesome one!

Beautiful magenta and blue Sew Compleat Shoulder Tote - Andrie Designs

This stunner was made by Stacey from All Sewn Up by Stacey!

Stunning Tula Pink-themed Sew Compleat Shoulder Tote - Andrie Designs

Side view of the Tula Pink-themed Sew Compleat Shoulder Tote - Andrie Designs

Check out this orange-themed one by Rachael from Sew Today, Clean Tomorrow!

Summery orange-coloured Sew Compleat Shoulder Tote - Andrie Designs

Loving this beauty by Liz from Bitter Candy Handmade!

Pretty pink and purple Sew Compleat Shoulder Tote - Andrie Designs

This gorgeous one was made by Kristina from Harley B!

Purple racoon and teal Sew Compleat Shoulder Tote - Andrie Designs

Bec from Not Made in China made this funky one!

Classic black, white and red Sew Compleat Shoulder Tote - Andrie Designs

You can find the Sew Compleat Shoulder Tote here.

Happy pleating! Lisa x

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