The original, available in two sizes!
Now available, 110 Creations for Kids!
Ever since I started sewing, I've been trying to find a good project planning system that worked for me. I use Pinterest to track inspiration, my Fashionary sketchbook for drawings, the Evernote app to catalogue fabrics and patterns, and a blank notebook to take notes while I'm sewing. Ugh! While I love each of those methods individually, it's a pain having everything spread out in so many places.
If you've been reading long, then you may know that I worked in book publishing before becoming a stay-at-home mom. I decided to take the skills I learned in publishing and use them to solve my organizational problems with sewing. I created The Sewist's Notebook as the perfect companion to any garment sewer.
Now I can put everything in one place! There are 110 numbered pages for projects. Most include a figure drawing for making sketches whenever inspiration strikes (there are 20 pages without a model so you can sketch handbags or children's clothing). There are blank lines to note the pattern I intend to use, and the fabric and interfacing needed. Notions and accents are pre-printed so I can quickly circle what I need. There are blank lines to fill in the sizing notes, hems and finishes, and what to do next time I make the pattern.
In the back of the book, I've included large tables to make a catalogue of patterns. There is a page for a wish list, and even a chart to track when I last changed the needle on my sewing machine.
I've been using my own copy of 110 Creations: A Sewist's Notebook on a daily basis. It's eliminated my frustrations and I can concentrate on sewing instead of on my disorganization! Best of all, when I finish one project, it's easy to find the next just by flipping through the notebook.
If you'd like to have your own copy, they are available here. It was important to me that the book be functional, and to that end it's setup with spiral binding (yay!). The book comes in two sizes. A spacious 8.5 inches x 11 inches, perfect for lots of note-taking, and a smaller 6 inch x 9 inch, great for on-the-go inspiration.
It would make a great gift for a sewing buddy, or yourself!
Interested in a one-of-a-kind Sewist's Notebook? Contact me at sew110creations (at) gmail (dot) com for more information on a customized figure drawing!