Author Archives: Rachael

Meet the Maker: The Little Bird Designs

Meet the Maker - The Little Bird Designs - Andrie Designs

With more creativity in her little finger than most of us dream of, the work of today’s Meet the Maker guest is nothing short of amazing. Beautiful photos and gorgeous fabrics are just the tip of the talent iceberg. She also has a crazy love of zippers that any self-respecting bag maker will relate to. […]

Adventure Time Backpack Sew Along: Day One – Preparation

Adventure Time Backpack Sew Along - Andrie Designs

Welcome to Day One of the Adventure Time Backpack Sew Along. Today we will be cutting out our pattern pieces, fusing the interfacing and preparing the piping. I won’t lie, this is a big job but, with some careful planning you will breeze through in time for the fun stuff. If you’re not sure what […]

Adventure Time Backpack Sew Along: Introduction

Adventure Time Backpack Sew Along - Andrie Designs

It’s Adventure Time!!! For those that don’t know me, I’m Rachael from Sew Today, Clean Tomorrow. I’m very excited to announce that after much discussion (I begged and pleaded until she said yes), Lisa has agreed to let me host an Adventure Time Backpack Sew Along. WOO HOO!!! I can tell you right now that […]

Meet the Maker: Bitter Candy Handmade

Meet the Maker - Bitter Candy Handmade - Andrie Designs

With a background in design and a history of creativity, it’s no surprise that our Meet the Maker guest for the day has taken to bag making like a duck to water. Elizabeth Gilmartin’s inspiring story, amazing bags, and adorable fur-babies make this one interview you won’t want to miss. Please tell us a little […]

Meet the Maker: Annie Zorzo Accessories

Meet the Maker - Annie Zorzo Accessories - Andrie Designs

I’ll let you in on a little secret. I’m a wee bit star struck by our Meet the Maker guest today. Vibrant colours and unique designs are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to her exquisite creations. I’ve had my eye on the work of Annie Zorzo for some time, so I […]

Hardware Heaven: From Bag Feet to Bling

Hardware Heaven: From Bag Feet to Bling - Andrie Designs

Today is the last leg of our Hardware Heaven flight and what a journey it’s been. We began with the bread and butter of the hardware world: Magnetic Snaps. This included a tutorial for installing both a prong back and sew in (invisible) snap. Next we visited the magnetic snaps older, more sophisticated brother: The […]

Hardware Heaven: Rivets

Hardware Heaven: Rivets - Andrie Designs

I’m not sure if it’s the shininess, the ‘bought from a store’ feel, or the fact that you get funky little tools to play with, but there’s something about rivets that always make me feel like a professional. It’s a bit like drinking wine from a crystal glass instead of a coffee mug. It tastes […]