May 14, 2013
The Sweetheart Sewing Kit
Recently my baby sister left to serve an 18 month mission for our Church.
There was a lot of preparation in getting ready for her to leave.
One day my mom was listing off what they still needed and one of the items was a sewing kit.
I excitedly said, "Oooh let me take care of that!" Yeah I am a nerd like that and something as little as a sewing kit excites me.
I know I could have bought one, but heck she is the baby and she is doing something fantastically awesome. So I figured she could use a little sewing kit made with love.
I designed the sewing kit to open and close like a tiny notebook.
I used some of my more vintagey and lovely fabrics. She is going to Oklahoma and I really wanted a gingham dress and eyelet lace petticoat kind of feel. Basically I wanted it to scream county fair, blue ribbon pies, and mending on the front porch of a ranch house.
I have watched Oklahoma! the musical way too many times...
Funny story, once on Christmas Eve (technically Christmas Day) at three in the morning my siblings and I found ourselves unable to sleep. We were under strict instructions not to wake up our parents until 6am. As a tradition on Christmas Eve, we all slept in the same room. This room just happened to have a TV. So we turned it on and randomly enough this movie was all that was playing. So we all watched this movie together.
Okay back to the sewing kit and wanting it to like a county fair...
This might be a little over the top with my theme...but I kind of love it.
There are pockets on both sides.
One side is a divided pocket to hold the cutest and daintiest scissors. There is also a felt flag banner to keep safety pins on.
I also managed to find a pink measuring tape.
My sister insisted that she didn't think she would need a measuring tape, since there probably wouldn't be much measuring. I went along with her...
...until I found the pink measuring tape.
The pocket on the other side is a vinyl pocket with a velcro closure.
I bought mini rolls of thread and displayed them proudly in the clear pocket.
I added more felt details...because when have I ever not LOVED adding felt to a project.
I sewed a heart-shaped piece that holds needles.
I also cut more felt banners to hold spare buttons. I only attached these banners at the top so that the buttons were accessible.
The whole sewing kit easily folds closed and velcros shut. She can easily pack it away. It takes up no room at all.
She will always be ready to face any sewing/mending mishaps. AND she can do it with pure Oklahoman style.
Plus, I hope when ever she uses it she will remember how much I love her.
Kind of like I am sending her the prettiest hug from so far away.