Monday, June 22, 2009

Itsy bitsy teeny weeny sewing kit

There are some things every home/dorm room/apartment should have in case of emergency:
toilet plunger- need I explain why?
draino (or some earth friendly alternative)-especially necessary if you have long hair
fabric scissors-for when you need to make cut off shorts
some sort of sedative- for the occasional breakup or hyper manic episode (you know who you are)
a mini sewing kit- that's what this post is about!
Whether you're a seamstress or completely naive about sewing, like myself, a mini sewing kit is a must have. I usually keep one in my desk at home and one in my purse, but there are a lot of options out there, depending on your needs. Here are some of my very favorite, affordable options.
I love the bright colors of these and the leather will hold up for a long time.
Island Leather Sewing Kit $14
source: See Jane Work
This kitchy sewing kit would make a perfect gift for a new grad.
DIY Sewing Kit $16
source: UO
This cute, stand up, sewing kit is meant to be seen.
Decole Mushroom Sewing Kit $24
source: UO
This very functional twin set includes a sewing kit and a first aid kit and would be perfect for the glove compartment of your car.
Mini First Aid kit & Mini Sewing Kit $9.98

source: Container Store
Perfect for mending a button on the fly (pardon the terrible pun).
In Love Mini Travel Sewing Kit $5.99
source:Quilting Warehouse
There are also plenty of handmade options...
This one looks like a fabric wallet and you can always re-supply the kit when needed.
Mending Kit $12.50
source: Lady Farmers Market
It amazes me what crafty people can do with an old Altoid's tin.
Mini Fix Kit $9
How cute is the label on this?
source: Polly Danger
Another Altoid tin creation but this one has a removable felt needle book that attaches to top. How smart is that?
Desk Sewing Kit-Forever in Blue Jeans $15
source: Dribs n' Drabs
Finally, the mother-load of all "mini" sewing kits. This is a great option if you'll be mending items for more than one person.
Mini Sewing Kit -138 Piece Set $9.49
souce: Organize.com
So what do you think about mini sewing kits? Do you have one?

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39 comments:

heisschic said...

i have that last one, and it's saved my sanity (or what's left of it) several times. at it's price i might even go far enough to say that it's a necessity. im still debating that one though, i'll get back to you.

Amy said...

I still have (and use on occasion...) the mini sewing kit my mom gave me when I went to college!

PS~Erin said...

These are so cute and I'm going to go have to bookmark for the future... I currently have one of those standard plastic mini cases that really don't fit together well anymore. I'm a sewing-on-a-button-only type gal. Maybe someday I'll have a need for something more, but for now all I *need* is one of those adorable tins.

Simply Mel said...

I love mini-sewing kits. In fact, I use a small wooden box that a beautiful sacher torte cake from Austria came in....so everytime I need to sew a button back on or stitch a quick hem, I dream of that tasty European chocolate memory!

Ginger said...

As a seamstress, I'm usually always prepared for the little tears that happen in life;) However, I just recently lost my mini sewing kit, and I was looking for a new one; thanks for the post, Christina!

Iva said...

this now falls in my NEED category. They are all so perfect.The first two are really catching me. I'm going to get the first one for my purse, a MUST HAVE, because you just really never know, and the second if home, and its so cute that even if I happen to leave it out somewhere visible, I'm ok with that! My 'little' cousin is heading off to college soon, I think I spy a going away gift here too :) Thank you Christina!

Haven and Home said...

Oh my gosh, these are fabulous!!!! I LOVE the first one!

Rachel said...

I love these... and, um... I'm a new grad.. can I have the second one please?!?!?! ha!

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

OMG. I had no idea there were so many cute sewing kits. I love the leather ones. So fun.

Annie said...

I need one! Thank you for sharing so many options. I bring everything to my mom that I need sewn/hemmed but I think it's time I invest in one of these adorable little kits!

ticklishfromadistance said...

These are all great, and a really good idea. especially love the first one.

Isley Said. said...

I need one! They are so adorable!

naphtali said...

I do love mini sewing kits!! Very necessary to keep at work. ;)

Hanako66 said...

great post!

I am always lose buttons, so I seriously need to carry something with me!

Southern Aspirations said...

What fun finds! I too especially like the bright leather ones...

Adorably Distracted... said...

i'll never forget the day in college that we finally realized we should get a plunger! embarrassing!! lol all of those are very cute and very much handy to have around the house!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

adorable!!! My mom would fall in love with any of these... Fab NEW week darling! ~XO*

georgia b. said...

adorable!

hello, love! just thought i would say hello while i'm at a friends house and take advantage of a real computer. :)

Elizabeth Marie said...

I am the worst at this! I need to carry one around with me and these are adorable!

Magchunk said...

What a great post! I'm slowly building my actual sewing kit, and many of these are way more elaborate than mine! Looks like I have to step it up! (my fave is the altoid tin!)

Blair said...

Oh, these are all so cute! Sadly the tiny sewing kit that I have is from the Ritz. Happy Monday Christina.

Felicia|DaLipstickBandit said...

sooooooo cute!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh my that muffin one is the cutest thing I've ever seen. You always find the best things! Great post and no I don't have on so I'm going to have snatch up one of the ones you featured.

Gabbi said...

I love the kits you found! I've been needing one for a while but I really want to make my own. At home I have a big kit and at work too... My work/office mate quilts so I have her stuff on hand here, but I want one for my purse. I'm gonna get to work on making my own... your blog inspires me to craft.

Wishing you a great new week!

Kotori said...

I don't have one, but these make me think that maybe I'm missing out... love that tin one!

Little House on Green said...

These are just too cute! I don't have a mini sewing kit, but now I want one for sure!

Diana said...

i collect little hotel sewing kits but i don't want to open them but these are great to have.

Sanity Fair said...

GREAT list. And of course, if you were going to post pictures of sewing kits, you would find such cute ones! I actually need a travel one - the tough part now is choosing which one.

TheBeautyFile said...

Those punchy colors are irresistible! I also LOVE that last kit...my mom's sewing set looks like that and it totally reminds me of her...

drollgirl said...

gooooooooooooooooooood lord these are all so teeny tiny and CUTE!! way cuter than what i have!!!!

christina said...

So cute! Love them all...especially that cute, vintagey one. What a great gift idea. :)

Rachel Follett said...

These are so freaking cute! I actually just got a little owl sewing kit that my mom gave me. I love it!

aubrey said...

hey there!
you've got a really lovely blog!:D
and these sewing kits look soo adorable...
xx

Tiina of LiviaConcept said...

i want that lovely sewing kit!!

Kellie ~ Ada and Darcy said...

I love that first sewing kit! Gorgeous and practical! x

Quixsa said...

I bought mine from Krogers.lol. I'm ashamed but it does the job in a jiffy.

CC. said...

i have a little itsy bitty sewing kit my mom gave me so long ago. but i LOVE it and will have it forever and forever. it comes with me on all trips :)

THE ALTERNATIVE BRIDE said...

i totally agree with you! and these are adorable!!!

LFN Textiles said...

I was given a needle book several years ago -- I am a serious seamstress and textile person -- and I thought, "oh, cute.." but found out how wonderful it is to use, especially when carrying projects around with me. I have recently been making my own and just posted one on my blog: http://lfntextiles.blogspot.com.

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