Saturday, January 23, 2016

Emergency Sewing Kit

On my sewing/crafting day last week, I make an emergency sewing kit.  I have most of what I need to make another one but instead of waiting until I got both of them done to share, I thought I would go ahead and post.



I found 2 of these little tins, approximately 2.5 x 3.5, at a craft store before Christmas for $1 each. 




I cut the cover and pages to fit and stitched down the middle of the 'pages' to attach them to the cover.

The cover and pages of each little 'booklet' are made of felt.  One page holds 2 needles, another holds 2 large safety pins with buttons pinned to the page.





One page has 3 straight pins.




And another page as 2 smaller safety pins pinned on it.




A small pair of embroidery scissors and a seam ripper are included in the kit.



I stitched a little felt heart onto the cover of the booklet and will add a light colored thread and a dark colored thread to complete the kit.  This kit will go in my gift trunk and be gifted to someone at gift giving time.

patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27



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21 comments:

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    1. Deanna, Thank you, it's not original with me, many times I'll see an idea and run with it making changes to fit what I want or need!

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  2. An altoids tin would work for this as well. Nice project.

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  3. Well, aren't you the clever one...Just told my Dh that I would love to meet you...I just know I'd love her! Love the sewing kit, great gift idea.

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    1. Thank you, sounds like we just might be kindred spirits rharmon!

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  4. Will a small spool of thread fit in your tins? Or will you wind some on a card?

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    1. Beckyathome, a small spool would fit but since we're dealing with budget constraints I will use what I have which is 2 empty embroidery thread holders (the small white plastic squares with a hole in the top)and wrap thread from my stash onto them.

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    2. That would be a great way to use up some of those little cards as well. It's always great to find a new use for something that is hanging around. Even though those little cards are super small, and don't take much room, it is always a good feeling to me when I put anything I already have to good use.

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    3. That's what I'm trying to do beckyathome, use what I have!

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  5. Such a good idea and so easy to do! always great to have one when you go on a trip.

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    1. Vickie's Kitchen and Garden, that is usually when I need it the most ... when we're traveling!

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  6. Such a lovely idea and such a cute, practical gift! This would be good to stash in the car for wardrobe emergencies.

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  7. You are prompting me to make up a few of these emergency sewing kits for stocking stuffers for the older grandkids. Thank you. I made a small kit for myself in the past and cut a magnetic sheet to fit the top of the tin. It's great for holding the pins or needles while working on a project. Pauline in Idaho

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    1. Pauline, that's a good idea to add the magnetic sheet!

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  8. So cute! An awesome, useful gift! donna

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  9. That's so cute and clever Patsy! Love it. Mimi xxx

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  10. That was a great idea! I need to make a sewing kit to bring along with me.
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    ஐღLauraღஐ
    Harvest Lane Cottage
    ...doing what I can with what I've got where I am
    on a short shoestring budget!
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