One of my problems with sewing has been a lack of organization. I have read many organizing tips while visiting PR but I have not really implented any of them.
In the last two weeks I have maniacally cut out several patterns--tissues and fabrics--and I have about 4 different piles of these cut-out patterns around the house.
I realized that it was getting to be a difficult problem finding everything I needed, especially because some of these pattern piles were merging!
So I decided that from now on when I cut out a pattern I will make a folder for that pattern. The folder is labled on the outside with the pattern number and in the inside I keep the pattern envelope on the left side along with the guidesheet(s); on the right side I keep the actual pattern pieces that my view calls for.
I'm not sure how useful this one little organizing step will be longterm, but in the current project I just completed, it saved me considerable time tracking down the guidesheets and pattern pieces I needed.
I am hoping to continue developing better organizational skills to help make sewing a more enjoyable experience while I eliminate some of the needless frustration.