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Project Organization (Tip/Technique)
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Posted by: Princess Aurora
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Posted on: 6/8/10 9:46 AM
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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JeanK said...
Nice way of keeping things organized. I'll have to try your method.
6/8/10 2:39 PM
lca said...
Good idea! I should do this for projects that I plan to take to our sew-in and then I wouldn't forget anything.
6/8/10 3:17 PM
arianamaniacs said...
I wish had enough storage space to have a project closet! =)
6/9/10 4:03 AM
moushka said...
Very nice system!
6/9/10 6:21 AM
anika said...
Great idea. I've been using the plastic bag but hadn't thought of hanging them on hangers to organize. Thank you!
6/9/10 6:39 AM
LynnG said...
Now why didn't I think of that? I will be using your tip. Thanks!
6/9/10 9:45 AM
Dianne Sebastopol CA said...
thanks Chris. I was already doing the bag on a hangar part but #3 & 4 were great additions. Keep the tips coming!
6/9/10 9:58 AM
Dianne Sebastopol CA said...
thanks Chris. I was already doing the bag on a hangar part but #3 & 4 were great additions. Keep the tips coming!
6/9/10 9:59 AM
Lynn67 said...
Smart idea!
6/9/10 3:01 PM
rag doll said...
Fsabulous idea, will have to explore our 2 buck shop in OZ for something equivalent to your gallon bag!
6/9/10 9:14 PM
JodieT said...
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!
6/9/10 10:41 PM
JillyBe said...
Excellent!
7/9/10 1:47 AM

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