This is a very quick, easy, inexpensive project that has so many possibilities - first of course make one for yourself to keep in your handbag for those emergency repairs; make one for your sewing friends as well. It's also and excellent swag bag giveaway for a sewing retreat and great for craft fairs! Three different vintage-style designs are included (a corset, swirly scissors, and a sewing machine).
The Travel Sewing Kit is made completely in the 5x7 hoop in four color stops and approximately 6000 stitches in a single thread color. The front can be made with cork or vinyl or leather, suede, leatherette or any similar sturdy no-fray natural or synthetic fabric. Pretty much any snap will work great: Kam snaps, metal snaps (I like size 20 or even smaller glove snaps or mini-anourak snaps), or halo snaps or pearl snaps... For clear vinyl I like 12-gauge, but a bit thinner or thicker will work as well.
Once the design has finished stitching, cut it out, add the snap, and done! (as always, very detailed photo instructions are included). When snapped closed, the kit measures about 3" x 3".
The set also includes a printable page to cut out the snap and pin holder to make your own kits. The small scissors can be found at most quilt shops, fabric shops, some dollar stores, or ordered online. I particularly like the Hummingbird because it is both a needle-threader and thread cutter and it can be taken on airplanes.
Some of the designs used in this set were created from purchased licensed clipart. Please note that these are not finished products, they are machine embroidery files and an embroidery machine is needed to stitch them out.