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Sewing Log & Project Journal
Worksheets and Forms to Help Document your Sewing Projects
by Dawn Devine of Studio Davina
7 Page Downloadable Printable PDF

Welcome to my “Studio Log & Project Journal” printable. This printable PDF is the culmination of a 20+ year long journey of running an independent costume shop. As my little business has evolved and grown, I’ve created tools to help me stay on top of projects and keep accurate records for billing and taxes.

Even if you are not sewing, crafting, or making fiber arts professionally, you will find this set of forms useful for setting up your own personal sewing journal. I like to store these forms in a classic 3 ring binder, organized by client or project. I preprint several at a time and have them ready to go as the sewing mood strikes.

Good luck in all of your sewing adventures!

Dawn Devine ~ Studio Davina • davina [!at]

How this system works

Each of these worksheets is designed to collect information during different phases of the sewing process. Below, I’ve included brief descriptions of how I utilize each of these forms in the flow of my business.

Client Information
I keep one of these for myself, my family members, and my customers. I collect basic contact information at the top. It also serves as a “brain storm” or “wish list” for all the projects, garments, accessories, or other handcrafted goodies they want. It helps with project planning! I also try to get their budget and a timeline. In the sketch box, I either include a photo of my client or a quick outline sketch of their body.

Measurement Chart
This worksheet is pretty self-explanatory. I like to measure my clients twice a year to update this sheet as bodies change over time. I use a contrasting pen to draw and easily spot “special measurement” lines I might need for particular projects.

Project Planner
I use this sheet during consultations and project planning sessions to capture all the details about a project. In the sketch section, I will draw a figure or individual pieces, details, or any visual reference I might need. I refer to this sheet as I’m working on the project.

Project Log
The project log sheet is used for tracking the time and expense involved in creating a garment for myself, a family member, or a client. When working with customers, it makes it easy to record all of the steps in the creation for proper billing and for tax purposes.

Product Log
This form I use when I’m creating an item for sale in person or online. This form helps keep me on target with my time and expenses and gives me a place to record the details of the creation of an item. If I want to make more of these items in the future, I can pull out this product log for reference.

This collection of logbook worksheets is sized to fit a standard US 3 ring binder. For my personal business, I keep a binder book with numbered page dividers, and each number represents a current or ongoing project or client I’m working with. A binder serves as my project log book where I put all of my information about projects including mood boards and inspirational images.

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Dawn Davina-Devine

Dawn Davina-Devine

Owner of DavinaDevine

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147 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

Love the templates. Made my job so much easier. Might make mini versions to keep on costume file to reduce paper usage.

Cindy Smith Mar 5, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This is what I need to get my sewing projects organized and in progress! Thank you for these!

Ky Nguyen-Zubroski Jun 18, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

thank you it is very helpful for the creation process of custom made orders.

Mina Feb 3, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

these are great tools for my small business!

Debbie Rice Dec 4, 2019

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