I thought I might share another great tip that helps me when sewing doll clothes patterns and you may find that you can adapt this tip to use for your everyday sewing too.
As I have soooo many doll clothes patterns, just like we all do, I have found the best way for me to keep them all organized is to have a display folder for each doll size. In these folders are plastic sleeves and I store one pattern per sleeve labeling the top right hand corner with the name of the pattern. I have little sticky labels now that I stick on and write the name of the pattern on but in the past I have just used a Texta to write directly onto the plastic sleeve.
Now that my patterns have the picture of the outfit on the instructions page, put this page on the top and you will have both a written description and a visual picture of what the pattern is and won’t even need to write on the plastic sleeve so you can rearrange the patterns easily at any time.
You may find that you have so many patterns that you need a separate folder for ‘Tops’ and one for ‘Bottoms’ or one for ‘Summer’ and one for ‘Winter’. Having a different color folder for each size doll or type of pattern also makes it really easy to identify and access your patterns quickly.
It really doesn’t matter how you decide to categorize them, but using the display book and labeling each pages helps so much when looking for your patterns.