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Organize your fabric stash with a fabric brochure.

Posted by Cat Morley from Edinburgh, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 507 projects »
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  • How to make a journal. Fabric Brochure - Step 1
    Step 1

    Before you begin, you will need to download the page pdf above and print this out on to thick paper or card, make 15 of these initially.

  • How to make a journal. Fabric Brochure - Step 2
    Step 2

    Designate a page per colour and colour in a tab on the right with that colour. One tab per page.

  • How to make a journal. Fabric Brochure - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut off the remaining tabs that you did not colour.

  • How to make a journal. Fabric Brochure - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut a small square from your fabric.

  • How to make a journal. Fabric Brochure - Step 5
    Step 5

    Stick this to the page and write in it's details below: fabric type, fabric colour, amount you have in your stash and where you bought it from.

  • How to make a journal. Fabric Brochure - Step 6
    Step 6

    Label the fabric with a code, and then place a tab on to the fabric with the corresponding code. Continue this with the rest of your fabric.

  • How to make a journal. Fabric Brochure - Step 7
    Step 7

    Make pages for all the colours and use any remaining tabs for things like felt, ribbon and trimmings.

  • How to make a journal. Fabric Brochure - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now, download the <a href="/photos/howto/misc/fabricbrochure/cover.pdf">cover pdf</a> and print this out on to coloured card. Place this on the front of your brochure and a second, blank bit of card, at the back.

  • How to make a journal. Fabric Brochure - Step 9
    Step 9

    Punch holes through the entire stack and slip on a couple of jump rings. Now you're ready to get organized.

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Lauren @ The Thinking Closet
Lauren @ The Thinking Closet · Orlando

Hi Cat! Just wanted to let you know that I included your awesome fabric brochure in my fabric organization round-up. Here's the link to the post in case you want to stop by and check it out!

<a href="http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2013/06/06/filing-fabric-a-fabric-organization-round-up/">Filing Fabric & A Fabric Organization Round-Up</a>

Cheers,
Lauren
The Thinking Closet

Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, GB · 723 projects

Thanks so much!

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jamie.thomashonley
jamie.thomashonley · Denver · 1 project

I really need this..Thank you

Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, GB · 723 projects

No problem, let me know how it works out!

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Pamela M.
Pamela M.

Great idea! Easily transfers to other crafts, too.

Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, GB · 723 projects

Yeah, I'd love to make one for yarn too!

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Blue Teapot
Blue Teapot · Clonmel, Tipperary , Ireland

I clicked on the download and it popped up,thank you for the template and its a really nice idea to :)

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HeartHandmadeUK
HeartHandmadeUK · Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

hey - the download isnt working anymore!

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Theresa T.
Theresa T. · Oak Park, Metro Detroit, United States

great idea...the link is showing as "404 not found" for me...but it has given me some ideas for my own :)

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MsFashionification
MsFashionification · , Noord-Holland, Netherlands · 4 projects

Nice! I'm so going to use this!
@ sewincybermom: the link is in the description box. Click on "PDF here"

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Sewingcybermom
Sewingcybermom · , Connecticut, United States

how do I get the pdf for this? I can't seem to find a link!

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Sarania H.
Sarania H. · , , United States · 14 projects

This is so great! Now I can finally get organized! Thanks for posting this :)

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Susan K.
Susan K. · Houston, TX, US

A wonderful idea that I really need to organize my stash. but where can I find the pdf?
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