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Andrie Designs Year in Review – 2019

Andrie Designs Year in Review - 2019

  Can you believe that 2019 is over? What a whirlwind of a year! This year we thought we would have some fun and review the past year and recap all of our top and favourite moments! Check out the round up below and let us know at the end what your favourite moment was […]

Zipper Pockets on Foam Tips

Zipper Pockets on Foam - Tips - Andrie Designs

Have you ever made a bag and got a little spooked when it said to add a zippered pocket to the exterior with foam? Well, you are in luck! In this post, we are going to share with you some tricks to get flat, beautiful pockets each and every time! For this tutorial, I am […]

Andrie Designs Month in Review – September 2019

Andrie Designs Month in Review - September 2019

Holy Cow, September was BUSY around here! We had TWO video tutorials, a pattern hack plus some tips and tricks shared! Check out all the posts below in case you happened to miss something! Video Tutorials In September we had not one but TWO free video tutorials posted! If you have ever wanted to know […]

Shipping Handmade Bags

Shipping Handmade Bags - Andrie Designs

“How do you ship your bags?” This question has popped up a few times in the Andrie Designs Patterns Facebook group and today we are going to share our top tips for how we like to ship our handmade bag. Plus a few bonus tips to make them arrive safely so read on below! Packing […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]