Home Emergency Kits – Sewing Kit

Last Updated on July 18, 2022 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.

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Home Emergency Kits – Sewing Kit

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.


  • 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).
  • Thimble
  • Small pair of scissors or hem ripper
  • Measuring tape
  • Scrap fabric or felt
  • Cotton batting
  • Tacky glue


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  • Cut a circle of fabric slightly larger than the ring of the Mason jar.

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  • Fit the circle of fabric over the lid and stuff with batting carefully.

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  • Run a bead of glue around the inside of the ring.
  • Press the lid into the ring.

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  • 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.

19 thoughts on “Home Emergency Kits – Sewing Kit”

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  3. I remember having a kit like this when I was in grade school for a school project.  Now, I totally forgot what should be in the sewing kit.
  4. Well, I definitely need to make one of these. I have so many mason jars laying around. Thanks for the tutorial! Your photos are beautiful too.
  5. I love the simplicity of this craft and how it doesn't require any sewing LOL! I love making miniature sewing kits, I could see mini mason jars with the supplies as gifts! Thanks for sharing, I think I'll try to make one once and for all.
  6. My favortie craft is knitting, but I do need to make up a sewing kit.  I have some pants that need buttons, but need to find the stuff to do it.
  7. I LOVE this. Love. This. I don't typically sew - it's the one thing I never got down. But so often I go to look for my lil' sewing kit - and it's SO TINY i can't find it. hahah. Also, need a place for buttons. My mom always had this big, beautiful jar with buttons when I was a kid - this could be used for that, too. Great Idea!!!!
  8. Great idea! I made one in a different storage container to take to college with me and I still use it!!!

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