Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

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 […]

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 […]