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Introducing The Colette Sewing Planner!

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Update! The free goodies that shipped with the first 600 orders are now gone. Thank you so much for all your enthusiasm about planning, and we can’t wait to see your planners in action!

If you followed our wardrobe planning discussions on the blog last week, you know how excited we are to announce The Colette Sewing Planner!

Organizing and managing your sewing projects can sometimes be a struggle, so we designed this planner to help you prioritize your project queue so you can focus on sewing.

Let’s check out the planner

Have you ever planned a project—say a gorgeous lined wool coat—then by the time you got around to sewing it, it’s mid-February and the prime outerwear season is coming to a close?

Or maybe you’re like me and get easily distracted by a new sewing pattern, and before you know it, your sewing queue is so long you hardly know where to start.

What sets this planner apart is its versatility. If you’re a visual person, sketch your sewing notes with the help of our croquis. If you prefer to take notes while you sew, then fill your book with fitting ideas that will help guide you with future projects.

How this planner will help you sew

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With 6 different sections to help you plan your wardrobe seasonally, the planner is designed to help you focus and document your sewing. Divided into Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer, you can plan 50 projects for the year.

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Keep your personal style in mind and sew clothes that make you feel good

  • Start by answering questions about your style, favorite fabrics and silhouettes, and record your measurements so you can focus on sewing for the best fit.

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Set and achieve your sewing goals

  • For each season, you’ll set a goal that will help you determine what projects to make and when.

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Curate your color palette and gather your inspiration

  • Have fun with this section! Make a moodboard, pick up some paint chips at the store, or do some sketching.

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Bring your planner to the fabric store!

  • Measuring just over 7X9 inches, the planner is portable and includes spaces for swatches and pouches to carry your patterns and notions.

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Learn while you sew

  • Resources at the back of the planner will help you buy the right needle, measure the right amount of fabric, and look up common sewing terms.
  • Oh! Little sewing tips are also sprinkled across the pages!

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Plan your projects: The nitty gritty

  • Each project page is full of helpful prompts so you can take fitting notes, make supply lists, and use one of our unique croquis located at the back of the planner to help you create sketches that are representative of your unique curves. Even if you’re not an artist, they will help you visualize your project!

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After you complete your planner, you’ll have an essential visual representation of your sewing for the whole year. Then you can easily flip through your favorite projects, fitting hacks, and inspiration for years to come.

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Take a peek into the Colette Sewing Planner below:

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Buy the planner locally

If you can’t wait to start planning, stop by your favorite local fabric store to get a copy. Here are the retailers that have ordered the planner and should have it soon:

US

Art Star
Birch Fabrics
Crafthouse
Fancy Tiger
Fibergé: Knits + Bolts
Handcraft Workshop
Makers’ Mercantile
Modern Domestic
Momen+
Mulberry Silks
Owl & Drum
Sew Hip
Stitch Sew Shop
Stitchology
Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics
TISSU & Petit Atelier
The Black Squirrel
The Confident Stitch
Three Little Birds Sewing Co
Treadle Yard Goods
We Sew Retro

Australia
Stitch 56

Canada

Blackbird Fabrics

UK
Sewbox

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.

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Jayne empireroombridal.etsy.com

Oh my gosh. I ❤️ This sew much. I would use it for my own sewing, school productions, clients.

But to get it in Australia will be AUD$75!
It would be great if you could consider doing it as a PDF, like your patterns that we can print & put in our own folder.

Meg colettehq.com

One of our favorite Australian stores will have the planner in stock really soon! You can pre-order now at Stitch 56.

Lynda

a pdf version would be fab ( it’s still AUD$72 posted to buy in Australia). looks lovely and very useful though :)

HInke

Agree with some here, it would be great to have a pdf, or more stores in Europe, Australia, etcetra, selling it. Shipping makes this so expensive, the one UK store already sold out. All in all: would love to use one!

Meg colettehq.com

The planners are still making their way to stores, especially in Europe. We didn’t have as much time for shops to order in advance this time around, but they will be getting them soon! Thanks for your feedback about the PDF as well! It’s not something we can do for this version, but it’s a great idea for the future.

sally

I love this! Is it refillable?

Meg colettehq.com

Unfortunately, it’s not refillable. That is a great idea, though!

Suzanne

I would love a PDF version I could buy as I can put it in my planner!

Natanya cheshirecatcrafts.blogspot.com.au

Wonderful item and I’ve already ordered one direct from Colette. However I must agree with those above, the cost in Australia is extrordinary! Buying it locally costs the same as having it shipped from you guys (shipping from North America is always pricey) and I’ve just figured out that it would have been $15 less expensive (after shipping) to have ordered it from your UK supplier.

Rant over. I can’t wait to get mine!

Meg colettehq.com

I know that the UK has better postal rates than the US, but that’s interesting to hear it is cheaper to ship internationally from the UK as well. Sorry about the high postal costs, and I can’t wait to see what you plan with your planner!

camillalilac

I’d love a PDF of this to put in my Kikki K planner. I know that you probably won’t want to undercut your print run, but have a look at the planner community – I know I’ve spent a fortune on printables for my a5 planners and I’m sure others would like to use it with their existing binders too!

Kerryn

It looks fantastic, however, I agree with the comments above – the price to purchase it here in Australia is very expensive. A PDF version would be greatly appreciated. I would be more than happy to pay for a PDF version. :)

Jen

Love the idea but another Aussie here baulking at the enormous cost. No idea why US shipping is so crazy compared to UK when US is closer. And the conversion rate seems odd too… Love what you aee doing but equitable access is an issue…

Meg colettehq.com

Thanks for the feedback, Jen. It is really helpful! I know our postal costs are pretty outrageous, even here within the states. We’ll definitely look into it.

Janette

I would love a PDF version as well, and I’m in the uk. When I do a currency conversion to Dollars, the planner is cheaper to buy in the US, than it is in Pounds, here in the U.K.

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