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Tuesday, 4 November 2014

2 Ways to Store Paper Patterns

I make a lot of my own paper patterns. I prefer not to fold patterns if I can.


For large skirts and dresses, pattern drafts, pattern nests and anything really large I roll it up and store it upright.



Patterns with small pieces I store in plastic envelopes in arch lever files. I've tried many different ways over the years and this method keeps them clean, but full of folds. 

Sometimes I'll roll up a pattern but file the facings, plackets, pockets etc.

I'd love to have everything beautifully labelled, maybe one day. My patterns are getting to the stage where I probably need to create an index of some sort.

How do you store your patterns?

2 comments:

  1. That is a great idea! the patterns I make are pinned to a corkboard. I may make room on my newly-built shelving and store them the way you do!

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    1. I've had one too many cat chewed (and worse) patterns over the years, and this has been the most successful system so far but I have run out of shelf space. Enjoy your new shelves!

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