Introducing the Sewing Journal
If you’re anything like me, you probably have bits of sewing stuff everywhere.
Notes in a diary.
More notes in notebooks where you write down everything from shopping lists to the bag the lady in front of you at the supermarket had that you liked, to things you want to check on the internet later.
Old envelopes with designs on them, because inspiration struck while you were cooking dinner and it’s all you could find to write on!
Post its with ideas of things that you want to make people for Christmas.
Now there’s somewhere where you can keep all of this in one place!
This somewhere is the Sewing Journal!
There are 2 versions, the bunting version…
and the cherry blossom version.
The Sewing Journal has 26 pages for you to print out and use to organise all of your sewing related ideas and information.
The printable pages allow you to keep track of sewing projects, both current and completed, lists of habby, fabric and patterns and reviews of patterns and tutorials you’ve used. There are also pages to record ideas for seasonal sewing and for planning future projects.
The Sewing Journal Includes:
Pages to divide your notebook up into sections, including sewing projects, finished projects, sewing supplies and seasonal sewing.
Pages to record your measurements and those of other people who you sew for.
Pattern review and tutorial review pages so that you can keep a record of patterns and tutorials you’ve used and any changes you made to them.
Project planning with space to write down everything you need, the steps involved, inspiration and a sketch of how you want the finished item to look.
Projects at a glance, perfect if you like to have more than one project on the go!
Finished projects with space for a picture of the finished item, as well boxes to write down fabric and habby you’ve used plus the pattern and tutorial and anything else you need to add.
An equipment list so you can record models and serial numbers for your equipment.
A patterns page to keep track of which patterns you have, with number, size and manufacturer.
A fabric collection page for recording what fabric you have, where you got it and how much of it you have. There’s also a spot for a swatch.
A haberdashery page for recording what habby you have.
A wishlist page, very useful for when people want to know what you’d like for Christmas or your birthday and you can’t think of anything!
There are also pages for writing down ideas for seasonal sewing (there are pages for spring, summer, autumn, winter and Christmas), pages for general notes and squared paper pages.
An A4 version and an A5 version are both included, so you can choose which size you prefer. As they are digital files, you can print them out as many times as you like!
Some Suggestions For Using the Sewing Journal
You could print them out and get them bound at a stationers.
You can buy a spiral binder punch (not cheap but less than you might think) and bind it yourself.
You could buy a pretty ring binder and keep them in there.
You could sew them together to make them into a notebook.