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Posted on: 11/25/02 1:26 PM
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This is what I do to make a "shopping list" for notions.

I use one of those little spiral notepads that can be found in a drug
or grocery store. If I need notions for a particular project, I cut a
swatch of its fabric, staple it onto a page in the notebook, and write
notes next to it saying what is needed (e.g., 9" zipper, buttons,
etc.) Once I have everything on that page and don't need it anymore,
I tear it out of the notebook. I think this will work best for people
who tend to have multiple projects going at once and buy things from
more than one store, but it should work for other purposes too. It
keeps me from buying things that don't match, or coming home from a
store and realizing I forgot to look for something.

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Georgene said...
An excellent tip! I just started doing this myself for swatches of things I'm not even working on yet, but starting to think about....Also good to have with you if you see a treatment or detail in a ready-made garment you might like to incorporate in your own work.
11/25/02 1:59 PM
Dale C said...
I love this idea. I've been needing something like this to keep me from having to run to the store so often. Everytime I go there, I end up with more fabric as well as the notion I went to get. I've been keeping little swatches of fabric pinned to my handbag...
11/25/02 2:54 PM
Gigi Louis said...
What a great idea! I've been using a white board or pad in my sewing room and wouldn't you know I always go to the store without my list.
11/25/02 7:01 PM
candyo said...
If you have a PDA (palm pilot) you can use that too, and just stick the swatch into an envelope.
12/15/03 10:23 PM
lornakismet said...
I like your proactive organization! -LornaKismet (Lorna A.)
4/30/06 11:52 PM
 
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