The Organized Sewist: Project Planning

Happy New Year, friends! 2018 was an awesome and eventful year, full of some pretty amazing completed projects for me.

A goal of mine for 2019 is to get more organized. The saying is true (especially for me, ask my dear sweet husband) “creative people are rarely tidy.”

But it feels SO MUCH BETTER when I have a clean space to sew in, and I know where all of my supplies are without having to search. It’s going to take a constant effort, but it will be worth it.

With all of the amazing projects I got to do last year, I found that I really need to write things down. I used a little notebook to keep track of my clients measurements, as well as plan out each project. I.e. which fabric, pattern and sizing to use for each. I am a very visual person, so I also liked to sketch this out next to the rest of the data.

See my cute notebook?

This was working okay for me, but I knew my process could be a little, shall we say “tidier”.

So I decided to come up with a better way. Without further ado, I give you “The Sewist’s Planner”.

I made it into a PDF file, so that I could print multiples for each page. I have a measurements chart for women AND men, a fabric inventory sheet (let’s be honest, I may NOT have printed enough pages for my stash), a weekly tracker page, a monthly calendar, project planning page, capsule planning page, and a page for doodles in the back. I printed multiples of the pages, based on what I thought I’d use this year, and added a few more on top of that to be safe.

I printed the covers on card stock and off to my local copy shop I went. They did the nice, thick laminating on the front and back cover, and then spiral bound the whole thing for me. I paid roughly $4 for them to do this, and now I have a sweet planner for my sewing this year.

Here are a few peeks at a few of the pages:

Men’s measurement page
Fabric Inventory Sheet
Weekly Tracker
Monthly Calendar
Project Planning
Capsule Planning

Doodles Page

I just listed the PDF file on my Etsy Shop! It’s listed for $7.50, but my blog readers can get it for $4 with this code: ISYM13.

And because I am excited about it and want to share, here is the FREE PRINTABLE: women-men measurments for the women’s and men’s measurement sheets. I hope you enjoy!

Here’s to another great year of creating and sewing- and being more organized while doing it!

Happy Sewing, Friends!!

❤ Kayliegh

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