Nov 15, 2013

Travel Sewing Kit and tutorial

I love this travel sewing kit tutorial at Lots of Pink Here.
This is the fourth one I've made.
I made a travel sewing kit for Maggie, you can see it here.
I also made an Eagle Scout one for my son Sean, here it is.
The first one I ever made was a tutorial and a giveaway, here.
I made this particular sewing kit for a young man who will be serving a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Tokyo, Japan.

I don't know if you can zoom in on the fabric, but it tells you how to iron a shirt, in steps 1 to 12.  
I think it is so cute, and perfect for a missionary!

I was able to find some Japanese script fabric, perfect!

I wanted to keep the color scheme of the Japanese flag.

These are all the items I included in the kit, things that a missionary might need in a pant or shirt malfunction!
From left to right, white and black thread wrapped around a card, blue and black iron on patches, 2 hair elastics (may be needed if you have McGiver instincts), a tape measure/leveler, folding scissors, needles, pins and safety pins, iron on silver reflective tape and iron on heat bond, to mend pant hems.
I forgot to include some little white shirt buttons, so I will add them in a teeny ziplock to go in the same pocket as the thread.

Now all the little gadgets are tucked away in their own pockets.

It's a tri fold sewing kit, and is very lightweight.
Now, the missionary is all set for a fashion emergency :)

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  1. That is a great idea to send off with a missionary!

  2. I'm having technical difficulties!:)

  3. I hope you don't get multiple posts from me...I sent one earlier that said I need to upgrade to one like this for the boys.... Maybe for a Christmas gift. I love the ironing a shirt fabric- perfect for a guy's sewing kit!!