While I keep my patterns in a box when I am not using them, sometimes they don’t fit back into the envelope very well. This is especially true when I have made changes or trace it because I know I will use it a lot.
I have kept some in gallon zipper bags but those don’t last forever and they don’t fit in my pattern box as well as before. I have come across a few other ideas.
On the left is a vinyl zipper bag from one of the curtains I did a while back, the pattern inside it is the pattern I used for my husbands flannel. I have actually had this in the bag since I traced and lengthened it to fit him.
On the right is a pencil pouch, they are easier to come by especially at the start of the school year, and they usually cost around $1. The pattern in this pencil pouch is the pattern for the dress I made my sister and will soon be using for myself. Since I plan on adding a sash, pockets, and changing the skirt it will likely not fit in the envelope when I am finished.