Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Swatch Notebook free download

Tied and dyed prints are my favourites. How about you, you 'Like it' , 'Love it' or 'Its so Meh!'?.I always have a fascination for them.  I have enjoyed dyeing and creating colorful fabrics.Today I am sharing with you all a Tie Dye printed folder I made when I learnt sewing in high school. I treasure it till date. Also a wonderful "sewing tip". I did not print the fabric used for this project,how I wish I had LOL.

Cardboard  +  Felt  +  Black Cotton Fabric  +  Tie Dyed Fabric  +  Velcro + Eyelets  +  Sew them all  =  A colorful useful Folder :)
There is mini closed pocket and 2 side pockets and a punched paper holder..

I stumbled upon this lovely idea of of organising stash in the stash. You can download the swatch notebook template for free here.
(Image from SewWeekly.com)

As of now , It is my New swatch folder. Yea, it makes me feel so happy that now I have an organized list of fabrics in the stash . It was so disorganized before and big time forgetful of which fabric I bought when and where etc etc....
If you sew, how do you keep track of fabrics in your stash , am a little curious to know;) 
Did you like my big bright handmade folder ?


P.S : I have linked up my project to all/some of the links here.


  1. When I was a teenager, tie dyed fabric was popular, so it always brings back good memories. What a good idea to keep track of your stash in the folder. I keep mine in see through bags sorted by colour, but I still have to sift through it when I want something.

  2. What a brilliant idea!! I would never have thought about making a swatch folder!! And I LOVE the tie dye!!!! :)

  3. What a great way to organize your fabric. I love the tie dyed folder, I can see using that for so many ideas.
    I've never organized my fabric into a swatch folder, My fabric is loaded into big clear plastic storage bins. Not nearly as organized as you.

  4. What a great project! I wish I was that organized! Love the tie dye too!

  5. I need a fabric swatch holder. Everytime I want to do something with fabric, I have to pull out my big bin and rummage through. This is awesome! (Plus, I LOVE tie-dye!)

  6. Great idea about this tie-dyed folder, especially its use~ stash organizer, love it!!

  7. I need a fabric swatch holder!!! I tend to throw bits of fabric in my purse before going out to buy more. So I can mix and match!!! How professional I would look showing up with a fabric swatch binder!!!
    Visiting you back from Sadieloohoo.
    Connie from Sadieloohoo

  8. I love the folder! It looks beautiful and sounds sturdy. I love finding new ways to use fabric for everyday things!

  9. The folders are fun. Tie Dye isn't my favorite look but I like it combined with other patterns. A great organizational idea too. Thanks for sharing this week on BeColorful

  10. I remember doing tie dye at school, messy but loved it and I still like the look of it. You are very clever to think of that, practical, different and a really nice piece of craft work.

    I'm a new blog hop follower here.

  11. I totally love the folder. Nice idea and loved your work.

  12. Oh my gosh.. I dont know what to say.. That is simply impressive..

    Thank you for linking into Colours Dekor.. You know you make my day... I'm following you now.. and looking forward to being inspired.. Sure hope to see you drop by at CD again...

    I've featured you in this weeks.. weekly story.. :) and will feature you on our FB page tomorrow..

    Have a fabulous week ahead.. :)

  13. Lovely work!!The tie and dye folder looks terrific..beautiful idea.

  14. Hi Diya,

    This is such a fabulous fabric folder and I totally love the idea of a swatch notebook. Sounds like something I need to do. Currently, I just fold up my fabrics neatly and try to place like-minded ones together. The swatch notebook is much better, especially when you can no longer remember the details of the fabric. :-)

    I found your blog via the Blog Hop and I'm your newest follower. Feel free to stop by my blog as well.


  15. I love tie dye but definitely only in moderation. It reminds me of my little sister because she is totally obsessed with tie dye and use to wear everything tie dye! Maybe I should make her something like that! Just found your blog and have lovde getting to know you better. I'm excited to follow along!

    new follower :)

  16. I love the idea of having a swatch folder. I always forget what's in the stash until I spend an afternoon organizing it. Very nice!

  17. I love this folder!!! And the black felt behind it really makes the color pop! I haven't even thought about keeping track of my fabric in this way!!!! What a big help this would be! Thanks so much for stopping by my new blog and leaving the very first comment. I appreciate the encouragement. :)

  18. This is totally cool! - I love tie dyed anything but have never seen a folder before! I'm your newest follower from "harvest of friends" blog hop. I would love it if you would follow me back: http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/

  19. Love this idea - once upon a time I had my fabric stash organized...maybe I will try this and be organized again! Found you on the Harvest of Friends Weekend Blog Hop and followed! :)


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