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Organize your fabric stash with a fabric brochure.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1143 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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Gay P.
Gay P.
Been sewing off and on a good many years, and finally got a new sewing machine. I'm ready to try some new projects, but my fabric stash is in a state of disarray. Having this file will be a great help in getting them better organized. Thank you for sharing the idea and pdf!
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Bradford C.
Bradford C.
Good writing . BTW , if your company are searching for a service to merge some PDF files , my company discovered a service here <a href="http://www.altomerge.com/" >AltoMerge.com</a> also here http://www.pdffiller.com/.
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Viengdaly Y.
Viengdaly Y.
Hi. I really need this template, it looks very useful but I can't download it. First it asked me to register or sign up if I have an account. And I did signed. But it doesn't lead me to the Dowoad page. Is it possible if I gonna ask you to send an email of this temple to me? To viengdaly@gmail.com

Thank you so much
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Patti B.
Patti B.
Wonderful too to organize all my fabric. Thank you SO much!
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1428 projects
No problem and good luck getting organized!
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Lauren @ The Thinking Closet
Lauren @ The Thinking Closet · Orlando, Florida, US
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 · London, GB · 1428 projects
Thanks so much!
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jamie.thomashonley
jamie.thomashonley · Denver, Colorado, US · 1 project
I really need this..Thank you
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1428 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 · London, GB · 1428 projects
Yeah, I'd love to make one for yarn too!
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Blue Teapot
Blue Teapot · Clonmel, Tipperary, IE
I clicked on the download and it popped up,thank you for the template and its a really nice idea to Happy
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HeartHandmadeUK
HeartHandmadeUK · Belfast, Northern Ireland, GB
hey - the download isnt working anymore!
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Theresa T.
Theresa T. · Oak Park, Illinois, US
great idea...the link is showing as "404 not found" for me...but it has given me some ideas for my own Happy
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