Wednesday, January 13, 2010

organizing printout patterns

I have collected a quite few patterns from Burdastyle, Fitzpatterns, and various other online sewing/pattern sites for the past couple years.


I have been putting them into so called a banker's box.
it is a box with hanging folders.

I fold printed-out patterns and put into a hanging folder.


it still was not organized enough - they didn't have name tags!
every time I went looking for a certain pattern, I had too look through the whole box,
which took me some time and was confusing.


so, this is the first(sort of) project to get my craft/sewing space organized!

last night, after little L(my daughter) went to bed, I finally got around to do this.
tagging each pattern folders !


I had so much fun stamping, too :)!!



how do you organize your pattern, I am curious?
is there any better way to organize the patterns??



6 comments:

Karin said...

Ooh... that's a gorgeous pattern-folder (esp. with your stamed names on the tags)!
I'd so like to but letter-stamps... I haven't found them here yet but I hope I will!

lunatepetal said...

>Karin
I love stamping!
but, you can just use print-out labels too. there are so many cute ones out there, or you can make your own.

how do you store your patterns??

satomi said...

こんばんは^^
パターンの収納って困りますよねーー
私はファイルに入れているけど、理想はまさにharuさんの収納法でした!!
事務所っぽくてかっこ良いです^^
取り出しやすいし見つけやすいし、ボックスごとにアイテムを分けても良いですね。
うーん、私もそれにしたい(笑)
↓で紹介されていたパンツのフリーパターン、とっても素敵で私も作りたくなりました。教えてくださってありがとうございます。haruさんの楽しみです♪

Karin said...

My printer is unused at the attic :-). I hope it is still ok after 2 years... I should bring it down, I even have some tranfer-paper for fabric... I need a bigger apartement (or to get more organised)!
Speaking of which, I keep my patterns in plastic folders in a much over-filled shoe-box, your system seems much better!

lunatepetal said...

>satomiさん
やっぱりチョット事務所っけがありますよね(笑)箱をもぅチョットかわいく出来たらいいんですけど。。。布かラッピングペーパーを上に貼ろうかな。。。次のプロジェクトです!

カプリパンツかわいいですよねー!
早く作りたいんですが、布を探しに行く時間がなくて。。。そしてこの丈は結局春まで着ないだろーなーとか思うと、ついズルズル。。。今週末、布探しに行ってきます!!

lunatepetal said...

>Karin
I used to keep the patterns in a folder too! but mine got too thick and rather awkward...