Sewing With Patterns: Planning, Organizing, and Prepping.

Hello everyone. I hope all is well with you. I have a confession to make. I am a pattern junkie, but the sewing process takes me forever because I have been so unorganized.

Those two plastic storages contains almost all of my patterns, also on the floor in my unorganized sewing room

I follow quite a bit of fellow sewers on Instagram and on the blogs, and I always wondered how they were able to make so many items in one week. The key to their success I have come to find is, ORGANIZATION. I had to realize that as well and as quickly as I can sew, the amount of garments I can produce will never reach it’s full potential if I dont organize and prep before I sew. 

I decided that starting today I was going to do better with my sewing process, so first I picked out all of the patterns I wanted to sew for the month and matched them with the fabric I would be using. 

Some of pattern picks for June
Next I gathered all of my June patterns and spent a whole day cutting them out and putting them back in the envelope until ready to use.

One of the patterns that I cut to size
Lastly I cut all of my patterns and placed them in a Ziploc bag with the pattern envelope until I am ready to sew them. 

Patterns and fabric cut, organized and ready to sew

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog, I hope that this post was helpful to those whose struggled through the sewing process like me. Have a wonderful day. 

Published by FaithStJules

I was born in Jamaica and raised in the South. I guess you can call me a Southern Islander. I am a wife, mom, and sewist/DIYer. I rarely purchase clothing anymore, because I like the ability to pick my own fabric and personalize my clothing to fit my shape, personality, and style. My style is comfy chic, because no matter what I wear, it has to be chic, but comfortable. Sewing has not just been about creating garments, but it has been a source of healing for me.

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