I am beginning to plan out my projects so far in advance, that I really need to get more sewing done before I buy more fabrics, notions, etc. I am attempting to refrain from buying this fabric. I think that it would make a quirky, fun High Street Messenger Bag. However, I have so many projects that I should attend to before I get to this pattern, I am making myself a to-do list for the week:

1. Sew up Burda 8132.
2. Wash the fabric, cut out, and sew another Butterick 4920.
3. Make a t-shirt for the Craftster’s The Office Swap. This will complete all my projects for this swap and then I can send them all out to my partner!
4. Make one large Gingerbread stuffie.
5. Trace off the La Rue Messenger Bag.
If I accomplish all of the items on my list, I am going to go ahead and get this fabric – I think that’s a good incentive to get more productive this week! What is everyone else’s plans for the week?

6 thoughts on “Discipline

  1. Carrie

    I also have a to do list for the week! Right now I’m working on 17 coffee cuffs for Christmas. But I also have 4 purse orders to complete. Then, I think I’m going to make some of those purse organizers you posted as gifts also. Plus, gotta think about teachers’ gifts. Yikes!
    I love that fabric tho, Equilter is the best! It is too perfect for my sister. She would love a messenger bag, I have my own pattern, but probably not enough time 🙁 Sorry sis!

  2. Stephanie

    I have been waiting for the local quilt shop to get that pattern.
    Where did you get your pattern for the high street messenger bag?
    Hancock and equilter don’t have it yet. I see it on REPOTDEPOT but Ive never ordered from them before.
    I made several bags from her old messenger bag pattern and loved them. I’m looking forward to the new pattern.
    Glad to see you joined the sewalong.

  3. stacy

    I got my pattern from Ebay – the seller is monkey foot designs (I just double checked and she had some listed). She also threw in an online sewing pattern (it was Heather Bailey’s headband) and shipping was FREE!
    I’m excited about the sew along, now if I could just figure out the correct printing!

  4. Melissa R. Garrett

    I have a huge to-do list for this week: finish Jacob’s Archie doll, sew a bag for my sister, finish my felt appliques and make t-shirts for two nephews, wrap birthday and Christmas presents to send to Georgia, Kansas, and Ireland. Continue to work on January’s freebie. Whew! That’s a lot of stuff for me outside the realm of my “normal” activities. Wish me luck!

  5. bernadette

    Reading all of everyones’ sewing plans, I feel like I should be doing more! I see I will just have to cut back on some other activities (web-surfing,reading the newspapers & magazines,scanning too many craft books from the library, making excess runs to the grocery,any shopping that isn’t really necessary – for a start.) That might give me 2-3 hours a day to re-fill with sewing activity. I just need to focus. haha.

  6. Stacy

    I figure that if I stop doing so much internet reading, I could easily add an hour or two to my sewing time! LOL
    I’ve actually washed up my fabric and cut it out for my Buttrick top and have made the gingerbread man – I’m on a roll!

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