Dearest Little Honey Bees,
One of the many things I have learned from those before me is to keep a diary devoted to your hand-made goodies.
Sewing and crafting journals are useful for jotting down notes on sewing, knitting, crocheting, and crafting projects.
Use it to keep track of projects and their instructions, store pattern information, write down measurements and sizes, and save photos of finished projects.
It is easy to build this new type of journaling habit. Set aside 5 minutes when you are finished working on a project. Write down helpful hints such as thread, tension, needles, fabrics and notions, or mistakes to look out for next time. For crocheting and knitting, make notes about yarns, hooks and needles, project peculiarities, etc.
You can use a 3-ring binder or a diary-style book. Some craftswomen have both. They tuck their bound journals inside a binder pocket –the best of both worlds.
In case you want to see examples from others, here are a few:
- Sewing Journals (Muslim blogger)
- Sew Fashionably Modest: Fitting New Look (Muslim blogger)
- SewWell.blogspot.com (journal entry)
- Sewing Inspirations
- Sewing Journal (includes video tutorial)
Be thrifty when creating your notebooks. Attend those wonderful back-to-school sales in the summertime. Purchase a goodly supply of sheet protectors, 3-ring binders, composition books, bound notebooks, etc.
I hope you love this sewing organization tip that too I learned. Remember to pass it down to the next generation! You can even pass down your sewing journals!