Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Tuesday Tip #4 - Pattern Storage

Do you have trouble getting all of the pattern pieces back into the envelope? Especially after you have traced them, and there are extra bits?

Pop your pattern, and all of it's bits inside a zip-lock bag. I also will throw in anything else that has helped me to complete a project, (such as printed out tutorials) inside the bag.

After I have completed tracing out all of the bits, I place the original pattern sheet back inside the original envelope, so as not to lose it. The other pieces get thrown back in the zip-lock bag as we go - safe and sound!

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  1. That is a really, really fabulous idea! I'm going to have to go out and get me some zip lock baggies - what size do you use? I'm also intrigued as to where you store your patterns once neatly in their bags - I use a large shoe box (Colorado ones are great).

  2. Is it
    'Great minds think alike'
    'Neat freaks do the same neat things'...

    Great idea. I love it. I do it.

  3. Measure twice, cut once!

    My Dad made wooden boxes for my Mum that fit patterns in perfectly and can stack up on one another. Great space saving. :)


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