Why is it that I can’t seem to ever put away my sewing patterns? I mean, I even wrote a huge blog post about organizing your sewing patterns. You’d think I’d have this Sewing Room Organization thing under control. No such luck.
I have turquoise binders,
and some more pink binders.
Did you count all the pattern binders? Yep…there’s 18 of them! 5 Turquoise binders and 13 Hot Pink binders.
And that’s it. I’m not buying anymore binders. The bookcase where I keep my sewing pattern binders has 3 shelves which neatly fit 6 binders each…I’m maxed out at 18 binders. There simple isn’t anymore room for patterns.
And I’m not buying anymore sewing patterns either. Seriously…I rarely use any of them. I buy them to read the construction details. I’m always looking for a quicker way to do a sewing technique, etc. Tell the truth—you do it, too, right?
I had dozens and dozens of patterns, some old, some new, laying around all over my sewing room. It was time to finally reorganize and try to consolidate my pattern collection. I was able to part with a whole box of patterns and will give them away on my local Freecycle website.
I used my Silhouette SD Electronic Cutter to make some vinyl labels for the pattern binders. How cute!
I was tempted to paint my ugly old faux wood bookcase, but I’ll have to save that for another day (or year).
I keep the patterns I use most often on professional pattern hooks for easy access. They hang from the basement rafters next to the sewing pattern bookcase.
I feel so much better now that I’ve reorganized my sewing patterns. Only problem now is my fabric pile of shame. Don’t laugh…you have one of those, too!