Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sewing Tip -- On File

Organization -- it's my bane and my liberator! Once I have things organized, it's delightful to have them at my fingertips. But the hard part is finding a convenient and practical storage solution that actually works. And then there's the issue of aesthetics -- those rolling drawer towers are handy, but they're not exactly easy on the eyes!

My burgeoning collection of self-drafted patterns (mostly aprons for Etsy) needed a permanent home; this is what Tuesday Morning had to offer:

With hanging file folders, pattern pieces are easy to retrieve and easy to put away as soon as they've been cut out. I've also designated a folder for my "current project," so that I have a place to stash the pattern pieces from whatever garment I happen to be working on. I still have to figure out a use for that handy little "pocket" on the front.

I think my patterns will enjoy residing in their new nifty and stylish home, rather than on the floor, under a pile of fabric, stuffed into a drawer... Well, you get the idea!


  1. What a great idea! I'm going to have to loook into getting something like that.

  2. What a marvelous idea!!! :)
    Thank you SO much for sharing, Shannon!

    Many Blessings~ Jen

  3. I love those file folders! They're the perfect color!


  4. That is a perfect solution for self-drafted/traced patterns, and even just patterns in general that have been used! Plenty of room for them to spread out, but extremely easy to find! Wonderful!


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