Whoopie! I have been so anxious to get this done and get it out to you guys and I can’t tell you how excited I am that its finally happening! I dont know if you know this about me yet, but I am an avid list maker. I make lists & charts any chance I get – literally. Its just the way my brain works, I like to be organized! So, today I have for you a FREE printable of my super duper work in progress tracking sheet for all you other scatter-brained multi-project-starting sewers out there!
I used to keep this chart on my computer, but then I decided I’d use it more often if I print it out and put it on the wall. It has plenty of spaces to write each of your current projects in progress, and the different “checkpoints” are listed across the top so you now what state each of those projects is in. I got mine laminated and use dry erase markers to easily make changes and track my progress, but you can just as well print it on paper and refresh with a new one when it gets full! There are two versions: a larger 11×17 that has a section for business at the bottom for those of us who sew for business and pleasure, and a regular 8 1/2 x 10 that only has one section for personal sewing.
Heres an example of how I fill mine out (sorry for the crap picture quality):
I put an “x” to mark where I left off for my personal projects, and for my business projects – where I’m often sewing multiples, I put the quantity of items left off in each step.
Now its your turn!! Print, get organized, and share! I think you’ll find that looking at everything at a glance is much less daunting than looking at a big messy “to-do” bin. (I have something planned for organizing that bin too.. just you wait!)
I’d love to know how you use your charts – share in the comments below!