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Last Updated on February 8, 2014 by Ellen Christian
Having home emergency kits is one way that you can be prepared for any situation. When my Grandmother was a little girl, basic sewing skills were something that every girl and woman new. Each home had basic sewing supplies including a sewing kit for repairs and basic sewing. My Grandmother sewed entire outfits, darned socks, and replaced zippers. A lost button wasn’t a huge problem because she always had spare buttons to replace the lost one with. In case of a long term emergency, I created a sewing kit with some basic supplies.
I plan on keeping this sewing kit at home so I used a Mason jar as the container. If you are planning on taking this with you in a bug out bag or survival pack, you may want to find a plastic container instead of the glass Mason jar. You can skip the pin cushion on top if you decide to create the kit in a plastic jar.
Home Emergency Kits – Sewing Kit
- Mason jar with lid and ring. Size will depend on how many supplies you want to keep on hand. I use a crystal jelly jar for mine.
- Spool of thread – or several
- Buttons – variety of sizes and colors
- Pins and Needles – I keep my needles in a needle case for safety. Similar to this one on Amazon (needle case).
- Small pair of scissors or hem ripper
- Measuring tape
- Scrap fabric or felt
- Cotton batting
- Tacky glue
- Cut a circle of fabric slightly larger than the ring of the Mason jar.
- Fit the circle of fabric over the lid and stuff with batting carefully.
- Run a bead of glue around the inside of the ring.
- Press the lid into the ring.
- Trim off any excess fabric or felt. You will need to trim it very tight to the ring to get the lid to fit.
- Add the supplies to your sewing kit and screw on the top tightly.
Now you can add your sewing kit to your home emergency kits and be prepared.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.