As I mentioned in this post, our oldest son Kieren is leaving for military college at the end of July for officer cadet training (gosh I will miss him….sniff,sniff).
So, I have put together a couple of ‘kits’ for him to use while he is away: a sewing kit and a ‘college survival’ kit. (I will share the ‘college survival’ kit in a future post!)
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How To Make a College Student Sewing Kit!
I could have just given him a mini travelers sewing kit that you can purchase at a store, or you get for free at some hotels, but I wanted to give him a sewing kit that was more substantial…
I mean, have you ever tried to use those microscopic-miniature scissors that come with a travelers kit??
My 18 year old wouldn’t even be able to get his big fingers in them! I can barely get my fingers in them!
List of Sewing Kit Supplies:
– 1 set of sewing needles
– 7 colors of thread in basic colors: black, brown, tan, green, cream, white and navy
– 1 seam ripper
– 1 thimble
– 1 sewing gauge measure
– 1 container of head pins
– 1 package of safety pins which I put in an empty cleaned pill bottle
– 1 packet of buttons in assorted colors: white, brown and black
– 1 pair of scissors
After I filled the plastic container with all the sewing kit items I labelled the container with our son’s name.
I used this desktop label maker – I love it, it’s super easy to use and I use it all the time!
I also love my handheld cordless label maker that I can use my iPhone to print labels from – it’s so cool and you can see how I used it here to make printed gift ribbon! It’s so handy to make quick labels as for my kitchen, office, kids rooms ect.
This is a fabulous Gift Idea too! Make one for Christmas or as a Travel Kit for your car!
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