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Posted on: 6/8/10 9:46 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people   Very Helpful by 32 people   
I use gallon size bags purchased at the dollar store for each project. When I am planning a project I:
1. Use a hole-puncher and place a hole in the center just under the zip.
2. Place the pattern envelope in the plastic bag.
3. Go through my notions stash and place applicable items in the bag.
4. Write a list of the needed notions and check off the items I already have.
5. I place a hanger through the hole of the project bag and hang it in my project closet. Once I get the fabric for the project, I can hang it on the hanger until I am ready for it. Once I'm done with the project, I already have a hanger for it!

The bags are reusable because I don't write anything on it since it's see-through.

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JillyBe said... (7/9/10 1:47 AM) Reply
Excellent!
JodieT said... (6/9/10 10:41 PM) Reply
Great organizational idea! My mother always told me to finish my project before moving on to another and I am very guilty of having several things going at one time. That makes for a messy sewing room. LOVE THIS!
rag doll said... (6/9/10 9:14 PM) Reply
Fsabulous idea, will have to explore our 2 buck shop in OZ for something equivalent to your gallon bag!
Lynn67 said... (6/9/10 3:01 PM) Reply
Smart idea!
Dianne Sebastopol CA said... (6/9/10 9:59 AM) Reply
thanks Chris. I was already doing the bag on a hangar part but #3 & 4 were great additions. Keep the tips coming!
Dianne Sebastopol CA said... (6/9/10 9:58 AM) Reply
thanks Chris. I was already doing the bag on a hangar part but #3 & 4 were great additions. Keep the tips coming!
LynnG said... (6/9/10 9:45 AM) Reply
Now why didn't I think of that? I will be using your tip. Thanks!
anika said... (6/9/10 6:39 AM) Reply
Great idea. I've been using the plastic bag but hadn't thought of hanging them on hangers to organize. Thank you!
moushka said... (6/9/10 6:21 AM) Reply
Very nice system!
arianamaniacs said... (6/9/10 4:03 AM) Reply
I wish had enough storage space to have a project closet! =)
lca said... (6/8/10 3:17 PM) Reply
Good idea! I should do this for projects that I plan to take to our sew-in and then I wouldn't forget anything.
JeanK said... (6/8/10 2:39 PM) Reply
Nice way of keeping things organized. I'll have to try your method.
 
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