I love to organize my floss, supplies, fabric and all the other items in my craft room. Some of those other items are my embroidery patterns - I have a lot of embroidery patterns. With the recent addition of Victorian Christmas, I have 21 big B embroidery pattern packets!
Each of these packets has numerous pattern pages and that works out to a lot of individual motifs - I did a count recently, and from 21 different packets, I have 802 individual motifs! Most of the time, when I am getting ready to start a new embroidery project, I bring up the pdf file on my computer, look through the pages and then print the page, cut out what I want and transfer it to my project. But I also like to have all of the motifs cut out and ready to use. So with each pattern, I print all the pages and cut each motif out:
Then I put the indivdual motifs in this big scrapbook folder:
This has worked really well but now I have a much better solution! I recently received two very nice birthday presents, this fantastic Brother P-Touch labeler that I Love!:
And a nice clear view binder. I really enjoy using these clear-view binders and I have several of them already - I like to customize them with pretty paper and use them as garden journals and to organize my recipes. I think this new one will work really well for organizing embroidery patterns too!
I printed out labels for all my pattern packets:
and attached the labels to sheet protectors. Sheet protectors are just clear envelopes with an open top and three punched holes so that you can put them in your binder. I am going to have one for each pattern packet:
And then store them in the binder!
I will be able to easily see which motifs I want to use and that makes it so easy to lay out the pattern pieces when planning a project!
I will update you as soon as I get some nice artwork for the outside of the notebook!