Step 3: Put the guts of the pattern inside the manilla folder. Ironing down the pattern pieces help keep everything nice and neat.

Step 4: Organize the patterns to your liking.


I have mine organized by type (ie. smocked bishops, baby daygowns, unisex bubbles, etc). Each designer has a different marker color. The pattern name and size range are written on the tab of the manilla folder in an ultra-fine black sharpie. 

Step 2: Secure the front and back of the pattern onto the outside of the manilla folder making sure to tape down the corners of the patterns.

Step 1: Tape up  the sides of a manilla folder using packaging tape (scotch tape will tear over time).

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