My sewing tips may not be ‘rocket science’ clever, they are however simple, so simple in fact you may be doing the same thing already and calling it common sense?
Or you may find them useful to know, therefore I will share, they work for me….!
The scenario: you are happily sewing with a commercial pattern, everything is neatly cut out and you have transferred your markings from pattern to fabric….
Time to remove the pattern from the fabric ie. those small pieces of the neck facing and sew them all together, in your excitement at your progress, you leave the tiny pieces of tissue paper on the floor and they start to drift around the room…..
Later, you need to check the correct positioning of a pattern piece and want to refer to the actual pattern piece but you cant find it!
The solution: These small but handy, sturdy plastic bags. As I remove my pattern pieces from the fabric (especially the tiny pieces) I simply pop them inside the bag, with the pattern and any instruction info.
Only when I have completely finished sewing the garment do I then put everything back tidily in the envelope.
Even then keep the pattern stored in the bag, with any notes I have made about the pattern outside the envelope but in the bag, so when I am perusing patterns I can easily see my notes.
It works for me, what works for you?