What are the best sewing planners to use with your body-positive fashion sketch templates from MyBodyModel? The answer depends on your planning style. We believe there’s a perfect planning system for everyone – even planning rebels! Here are ten sewing planners that we love. This list features some of our favorite free & paid planners, including printable, digital, and spiral-bound options.
This post was originally published in 2020 and has been updated for 2022.
Which one’s your favorite? Did we miss any good ones? Let us know in the comments!
So, how to choose from all the wonderful sewing planners available?
Having so many options can be overwhelming. The important thing to keep in mind: There is no “right” or “wrong” way to plan your projects! It’s a win-win no matter what route you choose, and it’s completely okay to mix it up. By experimenting with different formats, you will discover what works best for you and your planning style. And maybe along the way, you’ll even discover “the One.”
Personally, I must admit I’m a bit of a commitment-phobe when it comes to sewing planners… I love them all! I’ve experimented with lots of printable formats – and by using a 3-hole punch, I can keep them together all in one binder so that I still feel organized, even if each page doesn’t match perfectly. I also love my bullet journal (check out these bujo posts if you’ve been wanting to give it a try)!
How about you? What sewing planners have worked best for you so far? Have you tried any of the sewing planners in this post, and did I miss any of your favorites? Let us know in the comments – I’d love to hear what you think.
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An obsessed garment sewist with a passion for body-positive fashion drawing, Erica founded MyBodyModel in 2017 and led the company for more than five years before it became part of Cashmerette in 2023. You can find Erica and her beginner-friendly drawing classes & style workshops atIllustrated Style School and@illustratedstyleschool.
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5 thoughts on “10 Sewing Planners to Use with MyBodyModel (free + paid options!)”
thank you so much for the links to the blog posts. i find them so helpful when debating whether to try out a new-to-me method.–anne
Great samples here, thanks! On my own project sheets I include a spot for the cost of materials I need to purchase for the project. This helps me plan within my budget.
These are great. What a variety! Thanks!
One note though, the Grainline Pattern cards aren’t free, there’s a $3 charge.
What an awesome post! Really will be helpful for those getting started or even for those who aren’t the happiest with their current format. I use yours and ever since starting to use the My body model format, I have been much more mindful in what I sew. It gives me direction. Mind you I can plan until the cows come home and I still have the ability to get distracted with other projects. They are easy to come back to though. I have to be careful as to when I use them. and plan with them as my 7 year old daughter loves them too – she thinks I need to wear the glittery sparkling evening wear all the time! I would love to see child croquis so that our designer children can join in with models more suited to themselves. I find the mybodymodel planning sheets very handy.
Amazing content!. Thanks, that you share with us