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Travel Sewing Kit Tutorial

While in the dollar store, I saw a little tin of cookies, the kind that are usually sold at Christmas time.  It was cute, and I thought it would be a good size for a travel sewing kit.  It’s big enough to hold a little pair of scissors, but small enough that it’s easy to carry.

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My kids took care of the cookies for me, so I didn’t have to worry about it.  I glued ribbon onto the outside to cover the cookie pictures.

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I added some lace and ribbon to give some extra interest.

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I wanted to put a pincushion on the lid, and that needed a base.  I was planning on cutting a base out of cardboard, but found that the lid from a sour cream container was the perfect size.

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I cut a piece of fabric slightly larger than the lid.

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I laid the fabric right side down, put a pile of stuffing on it, and then put the sour cream lid on top.  I pulled the fabric up to the lid, and taped it down.

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Then I glued the pincushion onto the lid of the tin.

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I lined the inside walls with felt.

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Then I glued a circle of felt onto the bottom.

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It’s just the right size for a small pair of scissors and some thread.

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It’s pretty cute, and doesn’t look like it is full of cookies.

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My older daughter told me one of the memories of her childhood was being excited to find a tin of cookies only to find out that it held buttons.  Maybe if it looks like a sewing tin, it would be good for hiding cookies from my kids 🙂

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