Bullet journal, Sewing, Tutorials

Bullet Journal for Sewing


I have been writing a bullet journal for a little bit over a year now. It is relaxing to doodle on it and to make list of things that are going on in my life. I have noticed that sewing related stuff is a big part of my journal so I decided to share some things that I have found useful.

Planning your sewing

I always have several projects going on. In order not to forget a project that I have started I have a log where I write down my sewing plans. This is my first attempt at the log. In my newest bullet journal the log is more compact and I write it down for each month so that I don’t have to go back to the beginning of the journal to add new projects to the log.

I also have a lot of future plans that are not yet ready to be logged. For those I have this spread. It can also help to keep my attention on the things that I actually need, since I have separated different kinds of clothings into different slots. This way I do not end up making a dozen dresses and forget that I need to make some trousers, too.

Learning diary for new sewing skills

A while ago I was working with wool and had to learn new tailor’s ironing techniques. Before writing my blog post about the subject I wrote a lot of notes on my bullet journal so that I wouldn’t forget anything. The neighbouring page has a glued-on image of a jacket that I’d like to replicate at some point. For that jacket I have also made a lot of preparatory notes:

Specific pattern details

Here is my newest spread. I got this V8943 pattern just before Christmas. The pattern is very specific about the materials, so I found it useful to write everything down for me. When I head for fabric shopping, I will take my journal with me so that I can check everything. Sometimes I also print out pictures of patterns that I plan to use:

Internet shopping log

If you are like me, you cannot resist the huge collection of fabrics and notions available online. I have found it useful to log down my purchases to follow not only my spending but also whether all my orders have arrived in time. If a purchase doesn’t come in time it i much easier to ask after it when all the necessary details have been written down.

Marking down your measurements

I already made the free printable measurement sheet. I use the sheets to mark down everybody’s measurements. However, I need my personal measurements the most so I pasted the measurement sheet at the back of my journal. Because I use sewing patterns from many different companies I wrote the measurements both in cms and in inches. I use a pen whose markings can be wiped off so that I can update the measurements once in a while.

The neighbouring page has the imperial to metric conversion chart which often comes handy when dealing with foreign sewing patterns.

Do you have any other ways you can use a bullet journal with sewing and crafting? Share your ideas down below at the comments! And don’t forget to subscribe if you like these posts!

Happy sewing!



  1. barbaralcooper

    Happy New Year, Katja! I really love all of your posts, and this one is my favorite. I am in awe of how organized you are; no wonder you are able to create so much! You are a great inspiration to me and I am looking forward to reading your blog in 2018!

    02 . Jan . 2018
    • kk

      Thank you! Although, my family would disagree with you since my organizarion skills are pretty limited. Usually my hobbies (pattern pieces/ fabric scraps, you namd it) take over the whole living area of our home!

      02 . Jan . 2018
  2. barbaralcooper

    Well, Katja, in my eyes, you are super organized and an amazing inspiration to sewists everywhere!

    02 . Jan . 2018

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