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Andrie Designs – Classic Carryall Paper Pattern


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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.

This pattern is suitable for an advanced beginner sewer. All pattern pieces have been digitally drawn. Wary of zippers? Don’t be! The pattern includes detailed and comprehensive instructions and diagrams to make adding the zipper/s an easy and stress-free experience.

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.