Patterns can become so messed up after using them and then trying to put them back into the small envelope they come in can be frustrating!
I decided to find an easier way to manage my patterns. I purchased file pocket folders, tape the pattern envelope in the front and file away the pattern pieces. Works like a charm!
I slice the pattern envelops open and paste them to large manila envelopes, which I file in bankers' boxes. Uncut patterns are stored in the vintage pattern boxes. I wish the vintage cardboard pattern boxes were still available!
I copy the front of the pattern on my printer. Then use a a loose leaf not for this copy. File pattern by numbers in your file boxes.