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 […]

Meet the Maker: Les envies de Charlotte

Meet the Maker - Les envies de Charlotte - Andrie Designs

*Ahem* You’ll have to excuse me while I wipe the drool from my keyboard. I’ve just finished this Meet the Maker post and boy, are you in for a treat. The fabric combinations, the stitching, the photography. I think I’m in love. Of course, with today’s guest residing in the ever-enchanting France, it’s hard not […]

Hardware Heaven: Swivel Hooks and Sliders

Hardware Heaven: Swivel Hooks and Sliders - Andrie Designs

If there is one thing I really love about bags, it’s all the options. Today it’s a shoulder bag, tomorrow it’s cross-body. Apparently it’s unnecessary to have an entire room dedicated to bags though (pfft, what do they know), so I like to incorporate some of the more practical ideas into my creations, turning a […]

Feature Me Everyday Tote

Feature Me Everyday Tote - Andrie Designs

With the increasing number of beautiful feature fabrics on the market, I felt it was time to add a pattern to my range that enabled one to show off these feature fabrics. I wanted it to have a small amount of piecing, but not so much that it overtook the chosen centrepiece for the outer […]

Hardware Heaven: O-Rings, D-Rings and Rectangular Rings

Hardware Heaven: O-Rings, D-Rings and Rectangular Rings - Andrie Designs

O-Rings, D-Rings and Rectangular Rings are some more common hardware components of bag making that are not only practical, but add a whole new level of blingliness to your bag. They’re particularly useful as attachment points for handles and removable straps. Thankfully, they are super easy to install! In fact, if you can sew a […]

Meet the Maker: Pink Elefant Creations

Meet the Maker: Pink Elefant Creations - Andrie Designs

With a background in hairdressing it’s no surprise that our Meet the Maker guest today brings a certain unique funkiness to the bag making world. Her great use of colour never fails to brighten my Facebook news feed. I introduce to you the lovely Tara, from Pink Elefant Creations. Tell us a little about yourself. […]