This DIY sewing kit really comes in handy as a sewing travel kit or just to keep around home. After being cooped up for the last few years, it’s time to get out again and travel! Fall is my favourite time of year to travel; how about you?
But who hasn’t had a button pop at an inopportune time? Over the weekend when my own button popped, I went searching for the scissors, thread and sewing needle. These were all scattered around my studio so it was a real time waster to find them.
DIY Sewing Kit Video
As I was looking at an empty container of dental floss, I had an epiphany: a portable sewing kit! It already has a built in ‘thread’ cutter! Have a look at this quick short:
Sewing Kit Supplies
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- Dental Floss
- Metal grommets (can also substitute a washer)
- Thread (black and/or white)
- Sewing needle
Creative Craft Hop
It’s time for another Creative Craft blog hop! So if you are visiting from Terrie at Decorate & More with Tip welcome! At the very bottom of this post, I’ll be directing you to the next stop on this venture. But don’t forget to check out the other stops too because you’ll find plenty more ideas. Be sure to drop back in throughout the week to visit them all!
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DIY Sewing Kit
First, peel off the label from the face of the container.
Reuse the little tube that the dental floss was originally on by gluing a grommet to either end. That’s so you can wind some thread on it.
Only add small dots of glue to hold it on temporarily. If you add too much glue, it will be difficult to pry off later.
Wind on Some Thread
Once the grommet is glued, wind on some black thread. The grommet keeps the thread from falling off the edges as it’s being wound.
After the thread is on the spindle, the grommet can be removed. Unfortunately, it will interfere with the closing mechanism of the container if it’s left on.
Add a Sewing Needle
No DIY sewing kit is complete without a sewing needle! Cut a small piece of elastic. Alternatively, you could also use a piece or ribbon or something similar. Add a dot of hot glue to one side of the container, turn the end of the elastic under and glue it into place.
Then bring the elastic over to the other side, once again turning under the end, and secure it with another dot of glue.
Try not to burn yourself!
Now there’s something to attach the needle to so it won’t jiggle around the inside of the kit when it’s stored. It also won’t accidentally fall out when you open it!
After removing the grommet from both ends, put the ‘bobbin’ on the spindle with the thread running counter clock-wise.
Line up the thread with the hole in the top of the container and snap it shut.
All you have to do is pull and cut the tread the same way you would dental floss whenever you need it.
When your sewing is complete, just return the needle to the container and snap it shut again.
DIY Sewing Kit Label
So you can’t mistake its use, print out a label to add to the front.
Now the next time a button pops, or a hem falters, you’ll have a readily accessible kit ready to go!
You could make a few kits up with different colour threads (at least black and white), or merely save the tubes and wind on different colour threads so they are interchangeable in the one kit.
Once the kit is complete, I decide to swap out the label for big, bold Letraset letters instead.
They’re actually too large for the container so I move them to the front.
Cut and sculpt around the lid. Then apply Mod Podge seal them on permanently. I love how the red colour ties in with the container. Now you really can’t miss it!
I love my new DIY sewing kit organizer! Now I’ve got all my sewing kit essentials in one spot. A kit like this would be great to carry in a purse for minor sewing repairs on the fly. It would also make a great travel item. While airports don’t allow actual scissors on board a plane, a little kit like this would likely be acceptable for air travel.
More Sewing DIYs
Do you love the look of those old thread cabinets? Check out this vintage hand painted sewing box to keep your notions in.
We’ve also done a number of sewing table upcycles and have plenty of sewing table ideas!
Are you into machine sewing? Check out how to sew these comfy Jalie Lounge Pants.
Pin Sewing Kit DIY
Happy sewing! Pinning is always welcome and appreciated.
Creative Craft Hop
Now it’s time to check out these DIY Crystal Balls from Niki at Life as a LEO Wife. When you’re done, please remember to visit these other amazing talents below:
- DIY Crystal Balls from Dollar Tree Supplies
- How to Decorate a Glass Vase with Twine
- Halloween Shadow Box
- DIY Clay Fall Leaf Dish
- A Denim Pumpkin Sign
- Scrap Wood Black Cats for Fall
- Dressed Up Dollar Store Pumpkin Place Cards
- Haunted Halloween Mansion
- Faux Terracotta Pumpkin Tutorial