You’re Saying These Sewing Words Wrong

tricky sewing words

You may THINK you know how to pronounce all these sewing words correctly but chances are you’re wrong! The Daily Seam gathered a bunch of sewing bloggers together to make a hilarious video about these odd sewing words. But here’s how you REALLY pronounce them. Lamé Lamé by Shauna from Shwin & Shwin / Sewing with

What are you waiting for?

 You’re here at Andrea’s Notebook because you love DOING things. You’re a maker. A creator. Or you really want to be. So what is stopping you from being creative? Here are the things I hear most frequently; “I don’t have time!” “Everything I do looks like my 5 year old made it.” “I’m too embarrassed

5 Free Womens Dress Patterns


We’re past the holidays and it’s time to do a little sewing for yourself! Why not start with one of these free womens dress patterns! Aren’t these cute?  5 free womens dress patterns From top left: Barbara Dress by On the Cutting Floor Garden Party Dress by honigdesign Eva Dress by Your Style Rocks Colorblock

DIY Blanket Coats & Scarves


Loving the blanket coat and scarf trend?? I’ve been scouring the web for great tutorials and patterns so you can make your own at a fraction of the cost of those designer brands you love! Check out each category below for several tutorials each to suit your style of DIY blanket coat or scarf. Click

DIY Rug Ideas

DIY rug ideas!

I’ve found 10 different DIY rug tutorials you’ll love. There’s something different for everyone’s style. Plus you’ve got to see the faux bear rug below. It might be the cutest thing ever. Each photo is followed by a link to the full tutorial. I hope you enjoy all of these! Tell me which is your

Hilarious Moving Sewing Pattern GIFs


Have you seen these funny vintage sewing pattern GIFs? Does anyone know who made them? I’ve seen these two in so many different places I’m not sure what the original source is but whoever made these is a genius.  Vintage patterns and graphics do lend themselves to a little dancing.  Ok, the girl in the

Great Bags to Sew as Gifts


Sew a handbag for someone you love! These bag patterns are fun to make, give and use! There are some really fun patterns for all skill levels! There are over 45 bags to sew for yourself or as gifts!  Aren’t those cute??? Go see all 45. There’s something for everyone. From clutches to diaper bags,

Sew Kids Gifts They’ll LOVE!

fantastic list of gifts to sew for kids!

Sew kids gifts they’ll love! From stuffed monkeys to pencil pouches and tents, kids will LOVE if you make them a gift! My kids really cherish the homemade gifts they receive. They still love the things I made them years ago when my sewing was fairly sub-par. No need for perfection! Check out all these