|I have several pattern pieces that I found here and there over the years. I fold them up and collect them promising I will never let this happen again. I must have 200 patterns (btw- I was a profession patternmaker once upon a time).
I finally decided, rather than throwing them out as I was tempted to do, I would put them in sleeves in a binder with the numbers showing so that if I ever made that pattern again and a piece or two was missing, I'd be able to find it rather than having to redraft it. I have to get more organized but it's my nature to do too many things at one time...maybe one day.
On occasion, when there is time, I will look up the pattern number online to see what the pattern looks like so I can more easily find the envelope it belongs in.
I now have far too many pieces and the binder is embarassingly thick...
I have now taken to putting them in a large manila envelope and writing down the pattern number and company on front!
YIKES! Time to slow down!