Your patterns are total chaos & you finally want to find the pattern you are looking for right away?
Then you are exactly right here! In the following article you will find 3 tips to get your sewing pattern chaos under control.
1. Simply roll up your paper patterns!
For the first tip, you only need old toilet paper rolls and a pen to write on the rolls. Alternatively, you will need utensils for decorating the rolls, such as ribbons or stickers.
And this is how it works: You simply roll up the pattern so that it fits through the roll and push it through. Now label and decorate the rolls. There are no limits to your creativity here!
Now all you have to do is find a suitable place.
2. Put your paper patterns in folders!
The simplest solution is of course to put your patterns in folders. With this storage you have all the patterns together and organized.
Of course, you need a folder, transparencies and a ring binder index for this.
First you can assign your patterns to different categories, eg the dress Lova is assigned to the category dresses. Now the respective categories are written on the register.
After you have assigned all the patterns to categories and transferred them to the register, you can slide the patterns into cling film and tack them into the folder.
3. Storage in a drawer box
Our final tip for reducing the chaos in your patterns is to store them in a drawer box.
Of course, you need a drawer box, a pen and multi-purpose labels for writing on. You can also just use paper instead of labels.
Now you can divide your patterns into categories again and label the labels with them. Then stick the labels on the individual drawers.
If you're using paper instead of labels, you can cut the paper into small strips (the strips should be large enough to write on). Next, label the snippets according to category and stick them to the respective drawer with scotch tape.
Now you can sort your patterns into the drawers and you have finally brought order to your pattern chaos.
4. Special tip:
Sort out the paper cutouts that you no longer use and give them away. You probably know someone who will be happy about it. Who doesn't love free sewing patterns?! ;)