Member since 6/18/07
Date: 8/16/07 5:39 PM
Once you have traced off several of the Ottobre patterns how do you store all of them? I got my first issue and am ready to trace several off but not sure what to do with them after I am done. Thanks so much
Member since 2/4/04
Date: 8/16/07 5:55 PM
I use gallon sized ziplock bags to store each pattern set together, then I store the bags in an open-top box in my sewing room. I write the pattern/issue info on the white part of each bag with a sharpie permanent marker. The Ottobre magazines stay in magazine holders on a shelf above the pattern box.
That's what works for me. Others have come up with great solutions for them. Try out a couple different things and see what works for you.
Member since 7/10/06
Date: 8/16/07 6:14 PM
There have been several previous posts on how people store their Burda WOF's, which are issued in the same kind of magazine format. Search the boards and you should find all kinds of things.
I've been keeping mine with my sewing books, with a sheet protector taped to the back cover with the pattern sheets inside. After I trace and use a pattern, if it becomes a TNT it goes in my TNT pattern storage; otherwise unless I made serious alterations I just toss it (I can always trace again).
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Date: 8/16/07 6:47 PM
When my magazine comes, I take the pattern sheets out and stick them in a gallon size ziplock bag which I label with the issue number. Then when I trace off a pattern, I put it in a smaller baggie inside the gallon bag and put a sticky note on it that says which pattern it is and the size I traced. That is what works for me. Then I stuff all my ziplock bags in a box so I can flip through them and find the correct pattern sheets when I need them. I do the same for my Burda WOF magazine and they are stored in a different box. Hope that makes sense. It is what works for me, tho I'm sure there are lots of other ways to store them.
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Member since 6/21/05
Date: 8/16/07 9:46 PM
I use 8x11 yellow clasp closure envelopes. I keep the master patterns in one (labeled with the issue number) and my tracings in another (labeled with the issue number and with the design #/size listed). So each issue has 2 envelopes--does that make sense. I keep the magazines themselves in magazine holders.
Member since 8/24/02
Date: 8/17/07 1:46 AM
I began to trace the line drawing on the traced patterns, then I place them on a pattern hook. I can hang several pattern hooks together in my closet and then they are so easy to find. You can find pattern hooks at Casual Elegance Fabrics.
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