What is better than a handy sewing kit? That is right! Nothing. If you love sewing or if your friend love needlepointing, you will love the ideas we have put forth over here.
While traveling, you need to prepare for the time boredom hits. Even when buttons pop at the most unexpected times, having a kit couture handy can save you a lot of time and embarrassment.
What will you need for a DIY travel sewing kit?
- Small scrap of felt
- A pair of sewing scissors that can cut almost any fabric
- Safety pins
- A variety of buttons in different sizes
- Small container that can contain them all
- Small plastic packets
How to start?
You need to start with a thread holder. This will prevent the coordinated thread from unrolling and forming a mess inside the box. Use a small piece of hard cardboard and cut the sides evenly with your scissors. Wrap your threat around this cardboard to prevent it from slipping. Make grooves so the thread can sit tight on your holder. Add multiple colors to keep your resources full. Most common colors we need include black, white, blue, red, pink, orange, yellow and green.
Added items inside the container
You can also add a thimble, small measuring tape and a needle threader inside the container for further convenience.
You can try a tic-tac box, Altoid Box or a Q-tip travel case for a correct sized box that will hold all your sewing knickknacks.
Dress it up as a gift
You can nicely coordinate the threads in a VIBGYOR pattern to give it a beautiful artistic touch. Choose a box that you can paint with acrylic colors. You can even post the buttons on a holder to make beautiful patterns to complement your gift idea. Add colorful safety pins to the box too.
If you do not want a solid box to take up all the space in your handbag, you can start by stitching your sewing purse. You will need a medium piece of feeling, printed cloth, and buttons. The felt sewing kit is a project in itself. You can find ready to sew patterns of similar felt wallets and purses that will help you store all your sewing necessities without taking up too much space.
Most felt storage systems also serve to be great pincushions. We suggest a handmade sewing kit. You can machine sew it as well. However, that just takes away the charm of the complete process. While you are at it, do not forget small pockets for the buttons, pins, and threaders. Scissors and thread.
Use it or gift it
This is also a great gifting idea for those who love handcrafted finery. You can go out on a limb and gift them a printable stitching pattern along with the necessities for completing these adorable tiny DIY travel-sewing kits.
If you lack the time and the creativity, you can even use an old makeup bag.