May Sewing: Income & Expense Report

May Sewing: Income & Expense Report

May Sewing : Income & Expense Report | SewsNBows

May Sewing/Blogging Income

$4.95 (affiliate sales)

That’s it.

Stash Additions


order!! purchases- May income & expense report

1. Riley Blake jersey knit in gray
2. like swimsuit fabric but very thin, with high Lycra content
3. Riley Blake jersey knit stripes- pink & navy
4. Moda Fleurologie

May Sewing / Blogging Expenses

$2.83 – Etsy listing fees

$95.16 –

$14.95 – girls Chino Shorts pattern from blaverry. This pattern is in my Tween PDF Pattern MasterList!

Total: $112.94

May Makes

Hollywood Sewalong dress (wadder)

Retro Dots Dress for Bella

Ginger Baby Patterns knit pants for Julian

Simplicity 1804 dress for me

Picadilly sweater & outfit for 18″ doll


$107.99 in the red for my May Income & Expense Report. Now that I’m 5 months into confessing; spending patterns are forming.  I’m curious to see what my average monthly spending is for the year.

Maybe that will be the jumping off point for a budget next year. I hate to be “in the red” every month when I’m producing things we need and some things to sell.

How I look in a fabric store | SewsNBows sewing income & expense report
how I look in a fabric store.

Compared to the way I used to spend on sewing, I deserve a gold star! Having a defined budget will keep me on track and not feel so…negative. And when I have good earning months, I’ll have a little extra to spend.

Here are my previous months Income & Expense Reports:



About The Author

Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. Annie

    Your expense report is always fun to read :) You should not have to worry about being in red, unless sewing is 100% business for you. You got fun time with your daughter for making that retro dot dress, that should be worth more than $108. If it makes you feel better…you are doing much better than me! I have completely broke “not buying fabric this year” promise in May and already in June, spending more than you did. And I have $0 sewing income ;o
    Annie recently posted…Color Block Dress for Little MomoMy Profile

  2. Jennifer Lachman

    You have to remember to calculate your assets as well. If you gained inventory and clothing then your not really in the red.

  3. Margaret Johnson

    Oh….I don’t even want to see my report…from what I have been buying for the doll house, and the all the new patterns…

  4. Mel

    I guess you have to remember that if you weren’t buying fabric you’d be buying clothes, that would be a big factor in the clothing budget. Still at least ou are conscious and seeing a difference.
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  5. Gina

    I think you need to knock off some dollars that would have gone to clothing/entertaining/toy expenses. You are not in the red as much as you think!! It will be fun to see what patterns form and I can’t wait to see what you do with the blue floral. That one screams summer to me :)
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  6. Amy of while wearing heels

    I have really loved seeing what your month expenses. It’s so fascinating. Try not to be too hard on yourself for being in the red each month. Let me help you rationalize…you are talented, you enjoy sewing, creating and making things…spend your money on what you enjoy. If fabric is your indulgence, so be it. You certainly make beautiful things out of what you buy.
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  7. Rachel

    Yeah I think it doesn’t necessarily have to feel so in the red. I mean you are producing clothes right? That you would otherwise buy off shelf so that’s good! I do agree a budget helps to avoid getting to crazzzzzzy.
    Rachel recently posted…Pajamas from crib sheets, the Sweet PeasMy Profile


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