How you’re using the planner

You all are so good at organizing!
9

My living room is covered in craft supplies right now. My tiny sewing table is full of fabric, half-used spools of thread, and a giant pile of patterns. Since it’s almost Halloween, my in-progress costume is taking over the couch and all the bookshelves. I am in desperate need of organization, and I’ve found some answers by seeing and reading what all of you are doing with your planners so far!

I’m rounding up the official release of The Colette Sewing Planner with some of your ideas.

Erin’s cat-approved planner

erin-collage

“To be honest, I never organized before the planner. Is that crazy? When I needed fabric I would just bring the pattern envelope with me to the store for whatever I felt like making at that moment and then buy the required fabric and notions. At times I will get wild and buy fabric just because, with no purpose in mind.”

Erin planned out her polka dot Rumi tank in her planner, with a stamp of approval from her helpful kitty assistant, LeBron!

A sewing planner, for knitting!

stefanie-01

Stefanie (with the help of Finch Sewing + Knitting Studio) is using her planner for knitting projects, too. She even knitted a little swatch!

Beth’s Organized Buttons

beth-01

The organizational abilities of Beth from Sew DIY never cease to amaze me. She makes awesome patterns and runs an engaging blog to share her finished makes and helpful tutorials. While she usually organizes in Evernote on the computer, she gave her planner a spin for the visualization, and to keep as a “physical archive” of finished projects.

Lauren’s Reflections

lauren-collage

Lauren works at Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics, so she probably experiences more fabric temptations than any of us. She needs to find time to reflect on the projects she’s made so she can remind herself of all her great skills and accomplishments, like sewing 4 pairs of jeans.

Have you started using your planner yet? What’s your favorite part about planning?

button

Meg Stively   —   Communications Manager

Meg is here to help you. She's the smiling face behind our customer service and social media. Keeping in touch with our family of stockists, and shipping your orders all across the world, she loves seeing what you're making with our patterns.

More about our writers

Comments 9

Erin misscrayolacreepy.com

Knitting projects too?!?! What a clever idea. GTG, I need to fill out more of my planner, stat! xoxo

Meg colettehq.com

Yeah, that little knitted swatch really makes me want to learn how to knit….such a good idea!

Kathy

There is a wonderful knitting store in Portland! I also watch Knit Freedom videos when I’m stuck.

Kate

I find your explanation for the Rue dress debacle not that satisfying. How can it be that your business is drafting patterns and your processes for producing a premium priced pattern so poor? I will find it very difficult to purchase from your company again.

Meg colettehq.com

Thanks again for taking the time to talk to me directly, Kate, and I really hope that the changes you see in our processes will also change your mind about our patterns to come!

Faith E

Just opened it up! Thinking about my goals for fall/winter. This is going to be a focused sewing season!

PsychicKathleen tarotbykathleen.com

What’s interesting is that I haven’t actually started writing BUT it has started me thinking in a more holistic way about my wardrobe! What do I need? What do I find myself looking at in the shops (online and in person)? So just having the planner has had a psychological affect which I’ve found helpful :)

Karen

It only became available here in the uk on the 24th. I am ordering one for me and 2 as Christmas presents for my sister and my friend both who I’ve inspired to get sewing and now have both whizzed past me in confidence and ability :))

Tammy

It’s inspiring to see more from the planner and especially how people are enjoying using it.

We’re sorry, comments for this post have been closed.

Printed from the Colette Blog

https://blog.colettehq.com/inspiration/how-youre-using-the-planner

Get all of our tips, tutorials, and discussions delivered to your inbox — completely free!