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Download My fabric stash organisation cards

To finally get all my fabrics in order and to also feel a sense of accomplishment I’ve designed an organisation system that I call My fabric stash that you can download here as pdf-files. The premise is simple, each page has room for nine fabric swatches that can be categorized into groups such as fabric type, prints, color or collection. You can also write down fabric name, project and the amount. Hope you’ll find them useful.

Download My fabric stash organisation cards

DOWNLOAD CARDS
Letter format (pdf)
A4 format (pdf)

 

DOWNLOAD COVER
Letter format (pdf)
A4 format (pdf)

 

 

Watch my instruction video below to see how the system works and my thoughts behind it. And to hear if I sound like the Swedish chef from The Muppet show 😉

 

As for making my first video – it was quite an exhausting experience, there are so much technical stuff to learn and that can (and will) go wrong. And as a journalist I only ever worked in print media and web, so I don’t feel natural in front of a camera and tend to look (and sound) a bit stiff. Oh well.

I’m still glad that I saw this video project through even tough it took the better part of a weekend. Admittedly this could be just as well be explained in a blog post, but I wanted to try my hands at video making and editing and this felt like a fun project. Also I have several ideas for sewing video tutorials so hopefully it won’t take two days the next time. And today I even invested in a proper microphone so I guess I will have to make more videos now!

Please feel free to leave feedback, I’ll take it in and see what I can improve.

 

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5 Comment

  1. Reply
    Ann
    October 18, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Hello, and thank you so much for making this video and the pdfs! It was quite inspiring, and I would like to try to implement your system even though I am at heart lazy, so I have to work up my courage to tackle it. Soon! I don't have any constructive criticism, it was all perfect. Thanks again.

  2. Reply
    Johanna
    October 18, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    You're welcome! I can relate as it has taken me years to come to this point, and I have still not glued all my fabrics into the cards. But it sure feels nice to have this order, and my stash doesn't feel as overwhelming as it did before. Plus I found some new stuff that I had kinda forgot!

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    Darlene
    March 30, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    Thanks so much for this stash recording method. I too can be quite lazy but I think I will try this; I too want to see what I can find among my fabric.

  4. Reply
    Judith Mikko
    April 20, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Thanks for the stash organizing ideas, I think I will convert, mine are on 3×5 cards filed in a file box. I would add to the sheet a place to mark down where the fabric is stored and in what box, then of course number the boxes. Yes, I know, too much stash. Love your blog and You Tube sites, it’s nice to have you in my sewing room, sewing can be very solitary at times. Also, if you could be so kind to tell my where in Sweden you are? Just curiosity, my family is from Sweden, but very north, Pajala, Norrbotten län.
    Thank you!
    Judith

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      Johanna
      April 21, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      Hi! Thank you for your kind words and yes finding ways to organize our stashes is a constant struggle! There is always room for improvement 🙂 I live on the South West Coast, in Gothenburg. But I too hail from the North of Sweden (Västerbotten). I spoke to some colleagues the other day that it’s kinda crazy that so many Nordic people chose to live so far up during the settler phase when there is plenty of room in the South and better for farming! But it’s beautiful in Norrbotten!

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