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While home for Thanksgiving DD mentioned she had lost her sewing kit that had her needles & thread. I got to thinking, I could put together a nice "real" sewing kit for her for Christmas. I decided to copy a little makeup case I had bought years ago, but using some llama fabric. The fabric I found at HL not only had llamas, it has cats, ice cream & donuts (a few of her favorite things....). I put in the normal sewing kit stuff, plus some non-sewer aids (hem mending tape, temporary double stick fabric tape). I included the nifty needle threader we got at the AZ retreat several years ago as it works so well but I rarely use it. Also made a little llama pincushion. I'm working on the embroidery feature of my old Janome to make a "made by Mom" label for it. I made a mistake on the measuring - forgot to include the width of the zipper when I made the pattern, so it's not as deep as I had wanted. But it still works. I've got pins, needles, thimble, good fabric scissors, thread, safety pins, good seam ripper, measuring tape. Anyone had other ideas of things to include?
Love the idea! You could throw in a Band-Aid for good measure :)
what a great job!
I'm sure your sister will enjoy the story about the delay.
If I decide to tell her. LOL. I'll give it to her next week so she can use it this year. Hoping her new puppy doesn't chew a corner.
It does feel good to get them done. That has been my focus this year and I'm making progress. It helps that Carrie has been quilting them on her LA. (It used to belong to Chris.) I still have 2 to bind that are quilted. It will be their turn soon. I love crossing them off the list.
Love the sewing kit. So will your DD. I'm with Yetta. I'd throw in some bandaids. You can find sewing theme ones.
Fabric marking pencils (dark one and white one) and pencil sharpener.
Six inch 1/4" wide acrylic ruler for those times when a measuring tape is too much.
Those should make your kit perfect.
You were working on it three years ago at the retreat in Showlow.It is pretty.
Great gift and you know she needs it.