The problem is… there’s a pattern you want to make. It looks complicated. It has A LOT of pieces.
How do you keep it all organized?
Here are 5 ways I have found that
work like a charm…
- Ziplock Bags
Most of us have a ready supply of ziplock bags. Write on the front with a sharpie pen ~ erase with nail polish remover or rubbing alcohol and recycle for the next project. Or mark contents with a scrap of paper tucked inside.
- Address Labels
I like to use the small labels that measure about 1/2″ x 2″, but regular address labels work great too. You can write multiple unit sizes on one label and cut them apart.
- Paper Plates
Put units from the same step on a plate, stack them up and take them to the sewing machine. If you need to take a break, the stacks of plates keep everything tidy and safe!
- Wonder Clips and Alphabities
I recently made one of Elizabeth Hartman’s patterns for a gift. Complicated but oh so fun to make! These alphabities and wonder clips made the process go so smoothly. I love that they’re reusable too.
- Post It Notes
Something most of us have on hand. I like the smaller 1″ x 2″ size or the 1/2″ x 2″ tabs. The super stick kind
workreally well, but I find I get along well with the less expensive regular post its.