how I organize my patterns


when I was putting away one pattern and looking for the other I thought maybe it would be interesting to share how I (attempt to) keep my patterns in order. I have those big ring binders filled with sheet protectors


I fold the patterns down to a size where they fit in. Then I use sticky notes to describe what pattern is in that sheet protector, I guess most of that notes only make sense to me. I definitely should have one binder for skirt, one for tops and so on, but for now they are still in chaos 😉


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Well I hope this was interesting for you. How do you keep your patterns in order?

keep sewing and smiling

your TailorFairy


  1. This has inspired me to start filing my own patterns! I make a lot of things out of books but since I’ve started doing more dressmaking I’ve found that I end up with bits of pattern all over the place! Will definitely be investing in a nice folder this weekend – thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. I use a very similar method! Only thing that is different is that I use a sticker to write down what it is and I also keep the original patterns (I’m a tracer) in sheet protectors in the same binder.

    • the original patterns I keep in the magazines, because there are always other patterns on too. 😉 I seldom buy patterns, most I do myself, some I use of magazines.

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