Every now and then I have this overwhelming desire to cleanse the flat. I get this feeling when I have been somewhere for a while or I feel that we have too much stuff for the space we have. I go through practically everything and very little is safe. It is time consuming but therapeutic!
Very little is safe? Yep, and this includes everything sewing related, from fabric and notions to books and patterns. In fact, this is probably what prompted the latest round as I'm slightly lazy in putting these items away as I use them so much. The biggest problem I had was with patterns. I trace my patterns as I will often have to grade between sizes and I also like the idea of keeping the originals in tact. So I set aside 30 minutes and went from this
Previously my traced patterns were rolled up, took up a lot of room and looked unsightly. I decided to carefully fold the pieces and store them with the original pattern in medium food bags. Each are labelled with the pattern name and company. They are then organised by type of garment. That's as organised as I''m going to get!
How do you store your patterns?