Monday, June 15, 2009

a little something to share

This is either a really good or really bad idea but I'm going to just go for it. I have a little goodie that I made for myself and decided why not make it available here too for other people who might need something like this as well?

There have been so many times when I have been at the fabric store, known I needed something for my machine, but just can't remember the specifications so that I could buy the correct item. This usually means I either come home with the wrong thing or come home empty handed. So, I made this handy dandy credit-card sized booklet to bring along with me to the fabric store. There's also room for info about your machine's maintenance and for measurements. Originally it was just going to be the card but then I thought it would be so easy to turn it into a tiny booklet and I could keep other notes or shopping lists in there as well. Since it's credit card sized it will tuck right into a pocketbook or wallet.

I do feel a little weird exposing the fact that I cannot remember my own sewing machine model number. That is why I say this might be a bad idea. Part of me feels like I could just be making a fool out of myself here. I suppose that is a risk I am willing to take.

Here's the link for the file.

You will need Adobe Acrobat reader which you can get for free if you do not already have it installed.

You'll find this is a two page file. Go ahead and print out both pages. I recommend printing page one onto cardstock and page two onto regular paper. After you print page two turn it over and print it again on the other side - that way your pages will be two sided.

Next cut out your pieces. Fold each piece in half like this:

stack up your folded pages and place them inside the card. Staple along the spine and your booklet is almost complete. Just fill out the specifications for your machine then tuck into your pocketbook for your next trip to the fabric store.

I know this is going to help me out and I hope it helps you out too. If you are someone who has purchased supplies for your machine so many times that you know your model number like you know your address then you are probably laughing right now.

5 comments: said...

I am SO not laughing, I think this is FABULOUS! I just called my husband at home last month (from the sewing machine shop) to look that up for me. This is perfect! I'll be linking.

Corinne said...

Thanks Rachel -
That makes me feel better! :D

Alicia said...

Cool thanks for sharing! I love having all the info on hand! I usually forget to write things down and end up in the same boat!

Angela said...

This is perfect for me, as I just purchased a brand new machine and I have no idea what I need. It's a Juki and I am in way over my head anyway. So, thank you!

Misia Pepa Adventures said...

What a great idea!
I never remember my sewing machine model. That's why I couldn't buy neddles the last two times I was at the store. I'm printing it right now! Thanks!!