Thursday, November 19, 2015
A Gift a Day Gift Seventeen: A Sewing Kit
the fancy quilt to make a small needle book (a pillow, a tea cozy with coasters and a needle book out of one baby quilt. I think the previous owner would be proud). I took some bias tape that was a color I don't use very often (I pick packages up for .10 at the used store whenever I run into them) to make the border around the book (and re-secure the three layers of course). Some pink lace hem tape helped to dress up the bias tape binding. I then took some white felt and made some pages for the book, using pinking shears on the edges to dress it up a bit.
For the fastener I sewed a button that was one of a huge amount of buttons my step mom sent me. I would have used white elastic vs black here, but I didn't have any white in the appropriate size to work well for the button fastener and I didn't have the money to hop out and buy some right now.
The rest of the kit consists of a seam ripper (the one in the picture is a stand in. I finally found a smaller seam ripper with a lid, which I couldn't find when I first put the kit together), a needle threader, embroidery scissors (yes, these are indeed the ones I bought for myself. I didn't have the money to buy my daughter her own set, so I found a small pair of utility scissors to use for myself and gave her the ones I had bought), some buttons and a couple of colors of embroidery floss.
I'm going to tie the small embroidery hoop onto the front of the kit with a ribbon before putting it in the box.
Total Cost to Make Gift: 5.25 between the cost of the embroidery scissors, the case and the embroidery hoop.
Total Time To Make Gift: About 1 hour.