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Classic Carry All Handbag And Tote

Introducing the Classic Carryall Handbag & Tote by Andrie Designs! This is the first pattern in the new Andrie Designs Classic Collection – 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.

The Classic Carryall Handbag & Tote pattern 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.

The finished sizes of the Classic Carryall Handbag & Tote are as follows:


  • Width – 8” (20cm)
  • Height – 10 3/4″ (27cm)
  • Depth – 5” (13cm)


  • Width – 10”(25cm)
  • Height – 12 3/4″ (32cm)
  • Depth – 6”(15cm)

Materials Required:

  • Outer panels (i.e. quilting cotton) – up to 3/8yd (36cm; depending on size chosen)
  • Contrast panels (i.e. quilting cotton) – up to 1/4yd (23cm; depending on size chosen)
  • Lining (i.e. quilting cotton) – up to 1/2yd (46cm; depending on size chosen)
  • Pockets – Inner & Outer (i.e. quilting cotton) – up to 3/8yd (36cm; depending on size chosen)
  • Handles, Handle Connectors & Zipper Tab (i.e. quilting cotton) – up to 1yd (91cm; depending on size chosen)
  • By Annie’s Soft and Stable Foam Interfacing (or equivalent foam) OR Fusible Fleece (i.e. Pellon Thermolam 971F, Vilene H640) – up to 36″ x 17″ (91cm x 43cm; depending on size chosen)
  • Light-Medium Weight Fusible Interfacing (i.e. Pellon Shapeflex SF101, Legacy Shapeflex L-SF101) – up to 1 3/4yd (1.6m, based on a 40″/100cm width; depending on size chosen)
  • Optional: Plastic for base of bag (i.e. flexible kitchen chopping mat) – up to 9 1/2″ x 6″ (24cm x 15cm; depending on size chosen)
  • 4 D-Rings – Handbag: 1″ (2.5cm) size, Tote Bag: 1 1/2″ (3.8cm) size
  • 4 Swivel Hooks – Handbag: 1″ (2.5cm) size, Tote Bag: 1 1/2″ (3.8cm) size
  • Optional: Bag Feet (1/2″ (1.2cm) size) – Handbag: 4 required, Tote Bag: 5 required
  • Optional: Firm Fusible Stabilizer (for bag feet) (i.e. Pellon’s Peltex #71F, Legacy #71F) – 3″ x 3″ (8cm x 8cm)
  • Coordinating Zippers – Handbag: 1 chunky/long pull zipper 16″ (40cm) long and 2 dress zippers 6″ (15cm) long; Tote Bag: 1 chunky/long pull zipper 18″ (45cm) long, 1 dress zipper 6″ (15cm) long and 1 dress zipper 8″ (20cm) long
  • Coordinating thread, scissors and general sewing supplies including fabric glue/tape.


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