Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review


Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Find a member
MY Stuff
Friends of PR Benefits
My Pattern Reviews
My Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Widget
Photo Album
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Calendar
Deal Corner
Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine Central
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests
Read All Review Requests
Add a Review Request
Live Chats
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
See all Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
all contests
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials
Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
Storing patterns with many items/pieces (Tip/Technique)
Viewed 5097 times
Review rated Helpful by 2 people   Very Helpful by 11 people   
Posted by: redsquid
photo
Friend of PR
About redsquid starstar
CA USA
Member since: 1/23/06
Reviews written: 58
Sewing skills:Intermediate
Favored by: 23 people
tips added: 7
Bio: more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 7/16/06 5:30 PM
Web site/URL: photo
Featured in the PR book!
I've got some accessory patterns that have up to six items in each envelope - often with several small pieces per item.

I take each accessory item and separate out the pattern pieces and put them in a quart freezer bag, writing the item name on freezer bag "white strip".

All quart bags, instructions, and envelope go into a gallon ziploc bag.

This way I can pull out exactly what I want to make without sorting through the envelope (and referring to the instructions constantly for the numbers/letters on the "small bits"). Also, the small tissue pieces are safe and won't fall out of the envelope or get torn accidentally.
Merchants on PR
Victoria Jones Collection
Timeless Hawaiian styles
Web site
So Vintage Patterns
Thank You for Joining!
Deals!
Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover
Made In Australia
Deals!

<< Previous Next >>

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


9 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
Enid E said...
What A great idea! Thanks, I have several of these type of patterns, and they are a time consuming problem when it comes to picking out the accessory pieces I need.
7/16/06 11:06 PM
jbrewer said...
Good idea. Just go through the pieces one time. Certainly would make it easier.
7/17/06 7:09 AM
cathy45 said...
This is a great idea! Thanks.
7/17/06 8:19 AM
annsew65 said...
How organized! As one who considers herself organized, this is one step beyond that I had never considered! Wonderful idea! Thanks!!
7/17/06 9:01 AM
candyo said...
I just keep mine in a brown 8x10 envelope.
7/17/06 9:21 PM
redsquid said...
candyo, this pattern is more than 20 years old, so it get the white glove treatment from me....
7/18/06 8:43 PM
Kiahuna said...
Great idea! Cost effective and easy to do. Thank you, Kiahuna
7/26/06 2:18 PM
Ronda Rae said...
nice tip!! I'll definitely use this one. Thanks for sharing. ~ Ronda
7/29/06 7:06 AM
OP Gal said...
Great tip. I was just wondering the other day how I could manage the lesser-used pieces of a pattern so I wouldn't keep messing with the ones I didn't need over and over. This will work great.
7/29/06 9:27 AM

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us