Hardware Heaven: Magnetic Snaps

Hardware Heaven: Magnetic Snaps - Andrie Designs

Magnetic snaps are the bread and butter of the bag hardware world. They’re super easy to install and add a certain level of professionalism, not to mention practicality, to your bag. If you’re a beginner to bag hardware, magnetic snaps are a great starting point. While there are a zillion different varieties of magnetic snaps, […]

Meet the Maker: Sew Today, Clean Tomorrow

Meet the Maker - Sew Today Clean Tomorrow - Andrie Designs

As a member of the two pretty poppets team, it seemed inevitable that Lisa would hunt me down for a Meet the Maker interview. I tried to run, but was no match for her lion-like prowess (in other words, she sent me an email). We decided that it might be fun if I interviewed myself, […]

Hardware Heaven: Bag Making Toys and Tools

Hardware Heaven Introduction - Andrie Designs

Welcome to the first edition of Hardware Heaven, a weekly series discussing the exciting assortment of hardware and tools available to you in the bag making world. Some time during your bag making life you’re going to come across the need to use handbag hardware. Be it a simple magnetic snap, or enough shiny bling […]

Pricing Handmade Items to Sell

Pricing Handmade Items to Sell - Andrie Designs

Pricing handmade items can be difficult. We’re often plagued with thoughts such as “Am I charging too much?”, “Nobody will pay that!!!”, “I don’t want to rip anyone off”. All too soon we find ourselves lowering to what we think is a ‘reasonable’ price only to discover that we’re earning so little we might as […]

Meet the Maker: Melisa Jane

Meet the Maker: Melisa Jane - Andrie Designs

If you’ve been following the handmade bag scene for a while, today’s guest will need little introduction. If you’re new here, then boy are you in for treat. For over four years Melisa Jane has been gracing our Facebook pages with her gorgeous fabric combinations and flawless construction. With each and every creation she shows […]

Meet the Maker: Peppa N Salt

Meet the Maker: Peppa N Salt - Andrie Designs

Our Meet the Maker guest for today will come as no surprise to those of you in the Andrie Designs Patterns Group on Facebook. With her gorgeous fabrics and beautiful bag construction it’s hard to look past her amazing creations, but there is one thing that definitely makes them stand out from the crowd. Spandex!!! Today’s […]

Meet the Maker: Buntings & Things

Meet the Maker: Buntings & Things - Andrie Designs

Welcome to the first instalment of our brand new blog series, Meet the Maker, where we will be getting up close and personal with some of your favourite bag creators. Discover what they love about bag making, and what they kinda-like-but-think-maybe-we-should-just-be-friends. They may even share a few of their own hints, tips and favourite bag […]