Over the years I have tried many different ways of organizing and storing my patterns.
I started a new way of organizing my patterns yesterday and it already rates for one of my
All the storage I've tried in the past just really didn't work for me.
I found this idea on U-tube and LOVE it.
I started out with this mess:
It keeps them all in one spot, but as you can see below its not easy finding what you're looking for.
Three drawers. Each drawer holds approximately 100 patterns.
Do the math..... 300!!!!
I had no idea!
Another issue we all have is trying to get those pattern pieces stuffed back into that little envelope once we're done.
Am I right?
Mine usually end up like this...
Not any more......
My pattern envelopes are now neatly in a binder and easy to see.
Each pattern envelope goes into a sheet protector where you can see the front and back.
I labeled each section - dresses, skirts, tops, pants etc.
Did you notice I said my pattern envelopes were filed in this binder?
That's because I have all the patterns and instructions filed here - in 9 x 12 manila envelopes.
I have plenty of room for the pattern, instructions and any photos or information I might want to include with a particular pattern.
I filed them first by pattern maker and then by the pattern number.
Simple and easy to find.
I still have two more drawers (200 patterns) to go through.
In the end, I will end up with more than one binder.
I plan on making separate binders labeled as women's apparel, children's, babies, home decor,accessories etc.
I can now sit comfortably on the couch with my new binder and dream....
I LOVE my new pattern organization.
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