Tag Archives: bag hardware

Hardware Heaven: Rivets

Hardware Heaven: Rivets - Andrie Designs

I’m not sure if it’s the shininess, the ‘bought from a store’ feel, or the fact that you get funky little tools to play with, but there’s something about rivets that always make me feel like a professional. It’s a bit like drinking wine from a crystal glass instead of a coffee mug. It tastes […]

Hardware Heaven: Swivel Hooks and Sliders

Hardware Heaven: Swivel Hooks and Sliders - Andrie Designs

If there is one thing I really love about bags, it’s all the options. Today it’s a shoulder bag, tomorrow it’s cross-body. Apparently it’s unnecessary to have an entire room dedicated to bags though (pfft, what do they know), so I like to incorporate some of the more practical ideas into my creations, turning a […]

Hardware Heaven: O-Rings, D-Rings and Rectangular Rings

Hardware Heaven: O-Rings, D-Rings and Rectangular Rings - Andrie Designs

O-Rings, D-Rings and Rectangular Rings are some more common hardware components of bag making that are not only practical, but add a whole new level of blingliness to your bag. They’re particularly useful as attachment points for handles and removable straps. Thankfully, they are super easy to install! In fact, if you can sew a […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Installing a Prong Back Turn Lock

Installing A Prong Back Turn Lock - Andrie Designs

I recently wrote an article for Issue 10 of the digital sewing magazine One Thimble on installing prong back turn locks and thought you might like to have a read of it here on my blog as well. Turn locks are a particular piece of handbag hardware that I have grown to be quite fond […]