2014 Sewing Goals

By Susan | Comments: 4 | January 6, 2014

I am so excited about 2014! I love the start of the new year, new goals, news plans, new lists to make. It’s all very exciting.

2014 sewing goals

1: Sew from the stash.

The stash is still huge! So this year I am going to making a big dent into it. A big part of that will be continuing to sew my own clothes.

2: Release a range of patterns.

This one is super exciting. I have been working away on it for awhile now and am so hoping you will all like the patterns and all the fun extras that are going into the packs. I cannot wait to share it all.

3: Sew for The Englishman

Despite making so much for myself The Englishman never gets anything made for him. So this year I am making him a coat, some comfy shorts for lounging round the house in and aim for at least a few other garments too.

4: Make my own bras and knickers

I feel like a bit of a sewing challenge this year so I thought this would be a nice one to do because who doesn’t like pretty knickers?

5: Quilting

I started a handsewn quilt when my sister first got pregnant and it’s still not done yet…. she now has 3 children. So it is on the list to be finished. Also in an effort to help bust the stash, am plannning a machine sewn quilt for myself.

6: Get photos of myself in my makes for the blog

The really scary one. I dislike having my photo taken, plus at Fashion college we had it drilled into us that you should not put yourself in your own catalogues or photos. It won’t happen straight away but hopefully I can sneak myself in every so often and get over being so self conscious about it.

Other things I want to achieve include wanting to give more handmade presents, hopefully teach some classes and make time to meet up with all the lovely sewists whose blogs I read and that I chat with on Twitter. Can’t wait to meet you all in person.

Non sewing goals of 2014 include reducing my 10km run time, run a half marathon, ride my bike more and do some travelling.

Such a huge year ahead, am really looking forward to it.




  • Stephanie
    January 6, 2014

    Can’t wait to see the patterns… Bras for me this year… Just sewing as well. Hardly did any last year.

    • Susan Goodwin
      January 8, 2014

      Thank you! good luck with the bras if you go slow am sure they will be wonderful and have fun with just more sewing. Always a good thing.

  • A Bouquet of Buttons
    January 10, 2014

    We have 2 goals that are the same. I’m also doing some stashbusting in 2014 and I also want to make stuff for my boyfriend. I have a stashbusting challenge over on my blog. So if you would like to join in, be my gues 🙂

    I’m looking forward to your patterns! I’m picking up pattern cutting again, so I’m very curious 🙂

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Hi, I'm Susan. A designer living in Sydney, Australia.

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