Because I like to use vintage patterns, I find that some are extremely fragile. So often before I even start cutting out, I just re-trace the whole thing onto better paper. Not only does this keep them from tearing even more, it ensures I don't lose any of the original pieces, which unfortunately has happened. :-((
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A place to store them is another issue, since I haven't really standardized my new envelopes, but basically, I'm filing them all upright between some magazine storage cases. Now that I have a place to store traced patterns, I think I'll eventually re-trace all my vintage patterns (as I use them).
Any great ideas you've come up with to solve this folding/fragility issue? Please post below!