Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sewing Journal Pages (PDF download)

I’m sure many/most of us who sew, at some point started to keep notes on all the stuff we make. I only started doing this about the time I started reading sewing blogs, and just used a me-made notebook with blank pages. It worked well enough, but I felt it could be “better”.

So, after 4 years my OCD, pedantic self decided to create a form to record all the various notes, machine settings, etc. It fits on one page, both sides. I love forms!

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It was seeing Portia’s beautiful leather planner and her cool printable planner pages that made me think I should put this up for anyone to use.

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You can download the pages in PDF format. Let me know what you think, and if you’d like me to put it up in Microsoft Word DOCX format so you can adapt it for your own needs.


Update (January 2014)

Over the last year I’ve been refining the journal pages to reflect how I actually use them. There are now 3 versions, all in Word (docx) format.

Version 1 (shown above)

Version 2.1

Some projects involved many more machine stitches, so this form was useful.

SewingJournal_v-2-1

Version 3.0

This is the version I use most often now:

SewingJournal_v-3-0

23 comments:

  1. It says I need permission to access this in Google Drive.

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  2. Sorry, sorry!! I've just changed the permissions on the files, hopefully you can view it now.

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    1. Thank you! I look forward to starting my sewing journal!

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  3. Oh wow, this is awesome! This is major organization, which I like. Maybe I'll make a sewing journal one day when I'm back in the game!

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  4. Steph, thank you very much. I am organized about wardrobe planning but I lose the details about the process of sewing. This will help, especially as I learn to use my serger.

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  5. Brilliant! Just started to learn to sew and this should help! Thank you.

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  6. I would love this in either word doc or publsher file so I can change the terminology for Australia... Then I can transfer all my scribble into nice neat files.
    Thank you please email me frillydesignsatlivedotcomdotau

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    1. Thanks Gill! They're already in MS Word format (.docx)

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    2. You need to click on the title, for instance"Version 2.0", not the image in the post. Sorry for any confusion.

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  7. This is just perfect! Would it be possible to have it as a word file please?

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  8. Thank you so much for these truly organizated printables! I linked you to my sewing organization round-up at http://woolstockblog.com/2015/06/05/knitting-and-sewing-printables-round-up/

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    1. Thank you Leslye for the link, and that you thought my pages useful!

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  9. Can you make the newest version available in a .pdf format?

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  10. This is great. Is it possible to get the newest one as a docx dokument? I use a Midori and the size is a bit different

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    1. You need to click on the title, for instance"Version 2.0" or "Version 3.0", not the image in the post. This will open up my Google Drive folder where you'll find all the DOCX, XLSX and PDF files. Sorry for any confusion.

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  11. Thank you. I love notes on my projects and they look pretty sloppy. Not any more with your beautifully detailed forms. Honestly since you are a stay at home Mom, you should consider putting them in a few designed fabric cover of your making and market them. I think every quilting store would love to show case them at there checkout counter. Just saying...... Again thank you, and P. S. I would buy one or two for a friend.

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  12. Thank you so much for this, I will find it really useful :-)

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  13. Thank you! Hopefully these will help me stay more organized. My sewing projects have to sit for a while sometimes and I forget a lot of what I've already done or where I left off! These look very useful. Thanks again.

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    1. Thanks Connie! It's the same with me, especially when it comes to machine settings and any alterations/mods I made or want to make in the future.

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