Category Archives: Hardware Heaven

Hardware Heaven: Turn Locks

Hardware Heaven: Turn Locks - Andrie Designs

Last week we touched a little on the bread and butter of the handbag hardware world, the magnetic snap (read more about them here). If magnetic snaps are the bread and butter, then turn locks (also known as twist locks) are the Toblerone cheesecake. They may not be a necessity, but life sure would be […]

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, […]

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 […]

Installing a Prong Back Turn Lock

Installing A Prong Back Turn Lock - Andrie Designs

I recently wrote an article for Issue 10 of the digital sewing magazine One Thimble on installing prong back turn locks and thought you might like to have a read of it here on my blog as well. Turn locks are a particular piece of handbag hardware that I have grown to be quite fond […]

Stand Up & Tote Notice Pattern Hack – Key Hook

Stand Up & Tote Notice Hack - Adding a key hook - Andrie Designs

A few days ago I released this great pattern hack for adding an inner zipper pocket to your Stand Up & Tote Notice bag. It had me thinking about other features I could include to really take this bag to the next level. I didn’t have to think long before I realised this was the […]

Installing a Screw In Turn Lock

Installing A Screw In Turn Lock - Andrie Designs

Well hello! Lovely to have you here! Today I want to talk about turn locks… One of my most favourite types of handbag hardware (well, at the moment anyway…)! When it comes to making bags, I feel hardware is one of the key elements that really sets the bag apart from the next. I reckon […]