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Hardware Heaven: Turn Locks

Hardware Heaven: Turn Locks - Andrie Designs

Last week we touched a little on the bread and butter of the handbag hardware world, the magnetic snap (read more about them here). If magnetic snaps are the bread and butter, then turn locks (also known as twist locks) are the Toblerone cheesecake. They may not be a necessity, but life sure would be […]

Stand Up & Tote Notice Pattern Hack – Closure Tab

Stand Up & Tote Notice Hack - Closure Tab - Andrie Designs

Just when you thought the Stand Up & Tote Notice pattern couldn’t get any better I throw this spanner of genius into the works. This funky little closure tab is a great substitute for the magnetic snaps attached to the lining, as detailed in the pattern. Follow the tutorial below to add yet another level […]

Hardware Heaven: Magnetic Snaps

Hardware Heaven: Magnetic Snaps - Andrie Designs

Magnetic snaps are the bread and butter of the bag hardware world. They’re super easy to install and add a certain level of professionalism, not to mention practicality, to your bag. If you’re a beginner to bag hardware, magnetic snaps are a great starting point. While there are a zillion different varieties of magnetic snaps, […]

Meet the Maker: Sew Today, Clean Tomorrow

Meet the Maker - Sew Today Clean Tomorrow - Andrie Designs

As a member of the two pretty poppets team, it seemed inevitable that Lisa would hunt me down for a Meet the Maker interview. I tried to run, but was no match for her lion-like prowess (in other words, she sent me an email). We decided that it might be fun if I interviewed myself, […]

Hardware Heaven: Bag Making Toys and Tools

Hardware Heaven Introduction - Andrie Designs

Welcome to the first edition of Hardware Heaven, a weekly series discussing the exciting assortment of hardware and tools available to you in the bag making world. Some time during your bag making life you’re going to come across the need to use handbag hardware. Be it a simple magnetic snap, or enough shiny bling […]

Pricing Handmade Items to Sell

Pricing Handmade Items to Sell - Andrie Designs

Pricing handmade items can be difficult. We’re often plagued with thoughts such as “Am I charging too much?”, “Nobody will pay that!!!”, “I don’t want to rip anyone off”. All too soon we find ourselves lowering to what we think is a ‘reasonable’ price only to discover that we’re earning so little we might as […]

Meet the Maker: Melisa Jane

Meet the Maker: Melisa Jane - Andrie Designs

If you’ve been following the handmade bag scene for a while, today’s guest will need little introduction. If you’re new here, then boy are you in for treat. For over four years Melisa Jane has been gracing our Facebook pages with her gorgeous fabric combinations and flawless construction. With each and every creation she shows […]