Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

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 […]

Bag Photography Tips

Bag Photography Tips - Andrie Designs

Today we thought we would share with you something a little different – photography tips for capturing your beautiful bags! Together with Lisa and Jane from S’more House, we have put together a list of our top tips for beautiful bag photos! The Bag Our #1 tip when photographing any bag is to make sure it […]

Fabric Organizing

Fabric Organizing - Andrie Designs

Hi all! Being the fabric hoarder that I am, I thought I would share with you some tips that Lisa and I use for storing and organizing fabrics! We hope these tips will help you get your stash of pretties under control! Up first, I’m going to share with you how I store my most […]