Monday, October 27, 2008

Organization My Sewing Space

A while back I wrote about an article that was posted in threads magazine about how to organize your fabric collection. Here is the article


Here is my interpretation.


80% of my fabrics collection are in this binder. The sheet protector,the paper and the double sided tape is acid free.

This was another article I found in Threads magazine. It required that you take pictures of your patterns with a digital camera and create a visual catalog of your patterns. Below is the article


This was a time consuming process, but in the end it was worth it. I also organized by patterns by name (vogue, butterick etc) and by number. I found 2 or 3 of the same patterns and/or patterns with the same numbers; however the style was different. I used a small binder and each sheet protector held 8 photos that was crop and reduce to fit. This was one of the best things I did. Now I can take the small binder with me when I going to shop for patterns or fabrics. I discovered that I own 400+ patterns. Here is my interpretation:




Organizing your sewing space is a a good thing, because it has help me accept the fact that I need to do less shopping and more sewingggggggggggg

4 comments:

Faye Lewis said...

Great ideas for keeping track of patterns. Thanks for commenting on my blog!

artist1lisa said...

That is so neat.It's like a catalog of personal style.Thanks for sharing.

Summerset said...

Good for you! I need to photocopy the BWOF line drawing pages and keep them together - I'm always looking through stacks of magazines to find the right one.

Cennetta said...

I hear ya, girl. But don't you love it. Great organizational tips. I have try time and time again to follow some method. after a while I think to myself: If I spend more time sewing I'll have less to organize.

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