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Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

Creating a Double Sided Wrist Strap

Creating a Double Sided Wrist Strap - Andrie Designs

So since I have been playing with cork more and more because Lisa got me hooked, we thought we would share with you a new tutorial! Similar to the Double Sided Strap Tutorial, I am going to walk you through how to make a double sided wrist strap! My example today is made for my […]

Sewing Difficult and Unique Fabrics: Part 2

Sewing Difficult and Unique Fabrics Part 2 - Andrie Designs

Welcome to part 2 of our series about working with difficult or unique fabrics! Today we are going to cover the real sticky stuff and strap webbing types! Let’s hop right in and get into these tips! If you missed Sewing Difficult and Unique Fabrics: Part 1 check out the post to see the tips regarding […]

Fast Track Bag Making Tips

Fast Track Bag Making Tips - Andrie Designs

With the holiday and craft show season coming, it’s time to share some tips with you to make your sewing faster and more efficient! Whenever I make anything, I like to batch sew, meaning making multiples at once in an assembly line style. This prevents me from taking forever on one single project and makes […]

Sewing Difficult and Unique Fabrics: Part 1

Sewing Difficult and Unique Fabrics - Andrie Designs

This week is all about sewing difficult fabrics and materials! We are going to share with you our top tips for sewing everything from vinyl/leather to PUL and other sticky stuff! So let’s get to it! Machine Feet & Needles Before we hop into the good stuff, there is a few things you will want […]

Tips for Better Bag Making

Tips for Better Bag Making - Andrie Designs

This week Lisa and I have put together some of our favourite tips to help you improve your bag making skills. These tips will help you achieve beautiful results and maybe even speed up your time prepping and creating! Have a look through our list below. Test Squares This is the most important tip of […]

Bag Making Supplies – A Handy Guide on Where to Find Everything You Need to Make Your Next Bag

Bag Making Supplies - A Handy Guide on Where to Find Everything You Need to Make Your Next Bag Andrie Designs

Hi there! I am often asked if I can recommend places to purchase fabric or hardware etc. and, naturally, I recommend a few that I know of and use on a regular basis. However, I am aware that there are MANY more great businesses out there so, over a series of posts in my patterns […]

Turn Through Seams, Be Gone!

Turn Through Seams, Be Gone!- Andrie Designs

Hi! Aimee from The Little Bird Designs here today! When making bags or pouches, that turning spot never ever sits smooth, or it gets really stretched out. If I can find a way to hide that turning spot I will, and what better place to hide it than your zipper pocket! This little hack will […]