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Date: 6/15/14 10:18 AM

Since Evernote is web-based, I'm placing this thread here. If anyone feels it fits better elsewhere, please notify the moderator and move it.

In the Beginners Forum, there is a thread about the usefulness of keeping a sewing journal and/or project planner. Several posts have mentioned Evernote. A couple of years ago, I posted a request on the Evernote Community Forum for suggestions on using Evernote with sewing. Very few users responded. I know lots of folks use Evernote with sewing!

If you do, please post a description of how you use it. How does Evernote contribute to your success in sewing? What features do you use? Include screenshots whenever possible.

My own Evernote experience is evolving (which is fitting since Evernote is one of the most dynamic tools out there). Every time I think I've decided on a system for organizing my sewing world, they introduce a new feature and I'm trotting off in a new direction. I'm counting on PR folks to help me design a smart plan and stick to it!

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Date: 6/15/14 5:46 PM

Thank you for starting this thread schmammy. Just a quick chime in for now, but I'm sure I will have more to add as we go and look forward to more ideas from other users on how to make the most of this great platform. I actually work in the fashion industry as a pattern maker, and Evernote is very popular for everyone involved to keep organized and share information about the process of each style's development... the patternwork, materials being used, fitting notes, pictures, etc. I also sew for myself when I have the time, and one day it hit me- why the heck am I not doing this for my personal sewing life!!!!???? I'll be happy to share as I go, my transition from professional use to personal sewing life. Since I do have such little time to sew, it's important to me that when I'm ready to whip up an easy bias cut blouse in a left over cut of periwinkle silk crepe de chine, I can easily pop on evernote to both visually browse my stash AND to know exactly which of my 85 bankers boxes it is contained in.

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Date: 6/15/14 7:55 PM

I'm looking forward to seeing how people use Evernote in their sewing.

To me, half the fun of sewing is browsing and planning. I would love to be able to "see" my patterns and stash online while online away from my sewing room.

Thanks for starting this thread schmammy!
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Date: 6/16/14 2:08 AM

Thanks for this. I would like to know as well as I don't use Evernote properly & would love to know how to get more out of it.
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Date: 6/16/14 2:14 AM

Thank you Schmammy for starting this thread. I took the advice of others and downloaded it to my laptop and tablet. Then I added a couple of patterns to see how it looked. After that life jumped in the way and I'm back to clueless. My hope is that when my patterns are added, that I will be able to use it offline with my tablet while I'm in sewing stores.

This thread will be a big help. to you.

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Date: 6/16/14 3:37 AM

I use it for everything: a catalogue of sewing tips and tutorials, a record of the patterns I have, a wish list for patterns I want, amd a journal of sewing projects, a record of my fabric stash, etc. It's super helpful to have it with me when I go shopping. I usually find pattern info online and screenshot it into evernote, including the back of the envelope so I have all the necessary info with me. I have screenshots to show you but I don't know how to post them here



Later when I have more time I will figure it out and add some pics to this post

Here is what my sewing tips notebook looks like

Here is what my pattern wish list notebook looks like


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Sewing tips

Wish list
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Date: 6/16/14 6:38 AM

What is Evernote?

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Date: 6/16/14 8:15 AM

I am following also. I want something to organize but not ready to spend $ until I know this works. Some links or howto info would be nice. Like people organize their stash, but how?

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Date: 6/16/14 8:29 AM

Evernote is basically an electronic notebook. You can use it online or you can download it and run it on your computer, ipad, smartphone etc.

You can type notes into it, paste images, scan in handwritten notes, save sections of your favourite web pages etc. you can have several different notebooks, and add tags to your notes so it's easy to find them again. Unlike a lot of programs, the free version is actually very good with minimal, unobtrusive advertising.
Www.evernote.com

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Date: 6/16/14 8:46 AM

I use Evernote especially for my pattern stash. I list the patterns by company and name. I then copy/paste the front, back and line drawings for each pattern. As Evernote can sync with all of your devices (once downloaded), I can easily pull up my Evernote on my iPhone and double-check the fabric requirements for a pattern while out shopping - or double-check to make sure I don't already have a pattern I am about to purchase (this has happened too many times to me!). It may take a bit of time to set up your notebooks, but be aware it has 'tags' so that you can look up particular objects, say 'skirts' and look specifically at those items in your collection. It is really a very helpful tool.

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