Recently nursing a twisted ankle allowed me to finally catalog my paper patterns. I don’t remember how many boxes I needed for them when I moved, but pulling them all out of the file cabinet that week I needed six 12-in boxes. That’s six cubic feet of patterns! Turns out, I have 342 paper patterns – quite a collection.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I catalogued them in an Excel file, and cross referenced them with the pattern photos.
This is the cabinet I keep all my sewing patterns in; when I put them all back, I organized them by company, then by number so I can quickly find them when I need to. I keep my cut patterns in clear plastic string folders. Which for the moment all fit in the bottom drawer, but eventually I’ll need to find more storage for that size folder.
Share your ideas for pattern storage in the comments!