Yesterday I pulled out my Marfy 3021 coat/cape pattern. There are 21 pattern pieces, many of which are really small.
There are a lot of pieces to track, and the chances of my losing one or more is significantly greater than zero. Fortunately, I have Phyllis in my corner! A few years back, she presented me with a gift, specifically for keeping the little guys in check, the KNYCK napkin holder from Ikea.
That weighted, attached doohickey keeps the little pattern pieces close at hand until I need them. No worrying that I’ll inadvertently throw them out or file them with another pattern.
For $5, it’s a very worthwhile investment! Get two – one for your sewing room, and one for your dining room or picnic table. They are also quite good at keeping napkins from wandering away.