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.


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.


Version 3.0

This is the version I use most often now:



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

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

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

  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!

  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.

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

  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

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