Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

Zipper Pockets on Foam Tips

Zipper Pockets on Foam - Tips - Andrie Designs

Have you ever made a bag and got a little spooked when it said to add a zippered pocket to the exterior with foam? Well, you are in luck! In this post, we are going to share with you some tricks to get flat, beautiful pockets each and every time! For this tutorial, I am […]

Shipping Handmade Bags

Shipping Handmade Bags - Andrie Designs

“How do you ship your bags?” This question has popped up a few times in the Andrie Designs Patterns Facebook group and today we are going to share our top tips for how we like to ship our handmade bag. Plus a few bonus tips to make them arrive safely so read on below! Packing […]

Bag Making Tools: Notions and Things

Bag Making Tools Hardware and Notions - Andrie Designs

Welcome to part 2 of Bag Making Tools, a mini-series discussing the important assortment of tools you need for bag making! If you are just starting out, this assortment of tools will be the perfect place to start your collection and if you are an experienced maker, maybe we’ll have some you’ve never thought of! […]

Bag Making Tools: Cutting and Measuring Tools!

Bag Making Tools - Andrie Designs

Welcome to the first edition of Bag Making Tools, a mini-series discussing the important assortment of tools you need for bag making! If you are just starting out, this assortment of tools will be the perfect place to start your collection and if you are an experienced maker, maybe we’ll have some you’ve never thought of! […]

Interfacing? Stabilizers? Huh?

Interfacing? Stabilizers? Huh? - Andrie Designs

Behind every great handmade bag is usually a precise concoction of interfacings and stabilizers. Basically this is the ‘guts’ of the bag that the user doesn’t see, but what gives the bag that polished and professional finish. It can feel incredibly complex, even quite overwhelming, if you’re new to bag making, however I promise that […]

How to Split Your Appliqué – That Flap Saddlebag

How to Split your Applique - Andrie Designs

The latest pattern from Andrie Designs, the That Flap Saddlebag, has been released and with it comes 10 different appliqué motif options! To celebrate the release, I am going to share with you how to hack an appliqué so it’s made in multiple fabrics instead of just one! So read on to see how I […]

Creating an Adjustable Strap

Creating and Adjustable Strap - Andrie Designs

As much as a simple shoulder strap is, well, simple, we also know that many of you prefer a longer, adjustable strap for your bags so you can wear them cross body. With that in mind, we’ve put together a quick and easy post that’s directly linked to the recently released That Flap Saddlebag pattern […]