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 :)