Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sewing and Finances

My husband and I are attempting to use the "envelope system" for our budget. If you don't know, it is basically where you withdraw X amount of $$ from your bank account where X = your budget. You then only spend the cash, leaving credit and bank cards at home for emergencies.


It's working really great. But I needed a place to store each specific $$. So "groceries" does not somehow turn into "yarn fund," you know? (This never happens. Okay, it sometimes happens. But rarely. Like, only when the yarn is super pretty. Or on sale. Or I happen to drive by a yarn shop. Uh...)


Anyway, I wanted to make my own wallet! So I made four cute pouches and then sewed them all together and made this button closer!


I am sad to say this might be my last sewing project for awhile, because my sewing machine is broken at the moment. The tension is all wonky and I can't figure it out! But that's okay--I'm knitting up at storm and completely occupied.

4 comments:

  1. Oh no! A broken sewing machine?? That's no fun at all! But you do still have your other crafts to keep you busy for now. Your new wallet is cute!

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  2. You KNOW that I love this! I recommend the envelope system to everyone.

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  3. You know the drill how to sew perfectly no matter what fabric was. Awesome

    Erin
    http://www.apparelnbags.com/jerzees/wholesale-t-shirts.htm

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  4. My husband and I have done the envelope system on and off for the past few years. Overall, I think it works really well once you get your monthly expenses done pay and remember to budget for little things that pop up. I hope it works for you!

    I bought an envelope system on Etsy that works too- but yours is way cuter!

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