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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

I lined the inside walls with felt.

Then I glued a circle of felt onto the bottom.

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

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

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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