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


Faye Lewis said...

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

Lisa H. 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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