Hello Super New here so I thought I would jump in on something simple. I use "pattern sheets" from Weaver. Very affordable. Plastic and so they last for years. I punch an 8mm hole in each part of a pattern and string it on a leather cord. Keeps it all together and stores easy. If I am going to hand punch the stitch holes, I use a 1.5mm on the pattern and when I am using it, a 1 mm punch, it drops in and makes it quicker to punch out. Well met everyone.