Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

Picking Fabrics

Picking Fabrics - Andrie Designs

Hello bag makers, have we got something fun for you! Today’s tip for you is how to pick fabrics for your next project. It’s a question that comes up when we launch new patterns and our testers share their creations! So let’s hop right into and get a little art lesson before you pick fabrics […]

Scrap Busting Projects

Scrap Busting Projects - Andrie Designs

Hello bag makers, we are here to bring some sewing inspiration into your life! Many of us are currently stuck at home during this crazy time in the world so we thought we would inspire you with some projects! Today we have rounded up some of our top scrap busting patterns and projects to keep […]

Homemade Gifts Kids Can Sew!

Homemade Gifts Kids Can Sew - Andrie Designs

With the holidays right around the corner, we thought we would round up some fun and easy things to sew! This roundup is a little different than normal because this one is all about things your kids can sew WITH you! These are all fun and easy gifts that beginner sewists will love to make. […]

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! […]