This is the last post in my series on how I organize my beads and beading supplies. I don't have an elegant way to store my pattern folders. They're just stacked on top of a small shelf in the bedroom. The four black file folders hold all of my printed patterns.
On top of those I have two green 3-ring binders which I use as a sort of catalog of my patterns. Whenever I print out a pattern, I create and print out a single page that includes the name of the pattern, the necessary supplies to make that pattern and a photo or two so that I can see what the project looks like. There's also space on the page where I can jot down notes later. At the moment, they're sorted into three categories: Earrings, Necklaces and Bracelets.
I find this cataloging system very useful when I'm trying to get an idea for something to make using a particular type of bead. Rather than having to take out all of my patterns, and look through them, I can quickly page through the catalog and pull out the pages for the patterns I might consider using. I file them alphabetically by pattern name in the binders, by the way.
As far as the file folders, these are the contents of each of them: