Do you enjoy organizing?
I most certainly do.
I love each item having a place to belong in.
Therefore, as I am a seamstress, I figured that it was finally time to organize my fabrics. Good idea, right? To finally come up with some sort of system to remember all of the materials and supplies I own so I don't re-purchase them?
Enter the Fabric Swatch Book!
The Fabric Swatch Book is a wonderful way to see all of your fabric inventory at a glance without having to dig through your closet and the depths of your desk.
I've seen these fabric swatch books through the years, but never realized the helpfulness that having one around might be. Until now, that is.
To begin with, I shall explain what a swatch book even is. A fabric swatch book is, quite literally, a book filled with little fabric samples. It shows you, at a glance, the entire inventory of fabric that you own. It's much more convenient than a mere list because 1) it helps you to visualize your stuff, and 2) it shows texture and sheen.
To make one of your own, you simply go through your entire fabric collection and cut a 2" square off of the selvage with a pair of pinking shears.
If you wish, you can also write where you purchased the material and if it was for a specific project.
And that's all there is to it! Wasn't that fun? See how easy organizing can be?