Organising Sewing Suplies

20 Nov

I don’t know about you but I cannot get patterns back in their packets. I imagine the people who make these pattern envelopes to be sick, twisted people whose only pleasure in life is to make sewists suffer as they struggle endlessly to put the pieces back in the envelope.

Or maybe I just suck.

Either way I’ve beaten someone; the horrible pattern-making demons or my own suckishness. Behold my pattern drawer

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These pockets were 3 or 4 for £1. Sadly the black ones were non-negotiable and had to be included, but still much better than what I had before.- which was half empty packets and loads of individual pattern pieces loose in the drawer because I’d just given up.

Also, not only is it difficult to put them back but also difficult to find pieces. You know if you just want one piece from a pattern and in reality you have to take all of them out. Much, much easier now I have a huge wallet to put them all in 😀

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Whilst I’m here I would also like to show off my birthday presents. I got an awesome dress form from my friend for which I’m super grateful, she is called Gladys.

I also got this beauty

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It’s a Cath Kidston sewing basket and now houses most of my sewing supplies. As you can see my threads are kept on a rack to the right of it, buttons are in the clear jar, zips in the stripy jar and machine-related bits are in the sewing machine tin (which came from the same friend that gave me Gladys- she’s a super awesome friend!) but everything else

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is in here!

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Yes, that is a lighter, I use it to burn ribbon ends, not projects that have gone horrible wrong!

I have also finished my Agatha cardigan! But it is SO MISERABLE OUTSIDE so you’ll just have to wait a bit for me to photograph it. By that time I’ll probably have finished Hetty too…

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One Response to “Organising Sewing Suplies”

  1. Miriana November 20, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

    Only weirdos can get the patterns back in their envelopes!

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