Sunday, February 1, 2015

January Budget -Just Made It or did I Break it??

January Budget

I Made It!!

At the beginning of this new year I decided that I was going to put myself on a sewing budget. You can read that blog post (HERE).  I had come to the realization that I was spending a good amount of money on my sewing hobby. I would say half of the time it was being spent on things I needed and the other half of the time it was on things that I didn't really need at the time and my eyes were just too big!

In my personal opinion putting myself on the budget and making myself stick to it helped out a lot.  I was surprised at the amount of self control that I have when I put my mind to it. It forced me to work out of my stash and actually look at the notions that I already have and not buy anymore.

Here is what I bought for the month of January with the total and money saved staying on a $100 budget. (It helps when you buy on sale!!)

January 2, 2015
Joann Fabrics:
(2) Spools of 250 yd Thread = $3.28
Vogue Pattern = $4.99
22" Invisible Zipper = $3.49

January 9, 2015
Joann Fabrics:
3 yds of Interfacing/Stabilizer = $10.50
(4) Butterick Patterns = $7.96
(2) 7" Zippers = $2.40
(2) Spools of 250 yd Thread = $3.28

January 11, 2015
Affordable Fabrics:
1 yd of Purple Lining = $2.99

Budget Allowance = $100.00
Total Amount Spent w/o Tax included = $38.89
Remaining in Budget = $61.11 

Woot Woot!! I'm in the green.  This year is all about trying to save money and making my hobby enjoyable and not feeling like I am breaking my bank!  I'm sure being super busy at work helped that I wasn't able to go out shopping as much also!  So here is to a great start to the new year!! I am looking forward to see how much I save in February!

Until Next Time!!



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