Friday, June 12, 2009

Mending Kits


Some of you may remember my post for Show & Tell

about my sewing room.

Well, can you see that little black thing hiding behind the bench pincushion?

That is an old mending kit I got from Gentleman Farmer's Grandmother

when she passed away.


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I have been making some of these to go into my Etsy store.
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Gentleman Farmer thinks every lady should carry one of these in her purse!

"You never know when the need may arise to repair a torn hem,

or replace a lost button!"
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I have made them with two little pockets; one for a folding pair of scissors,

and one for thread.

There are two leaves made from natural cotton; one with several sizes of buttons

and the other with small brass safety pins, two pre-threaded needles and some

straight pins!
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They hold alot but are small enough to fit nicely into most any bag without taking up

too much space. They are approximately 3"X5" and are tied up with

bias tape ties and love!

And, they are Gentleman Farmer approved!
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12 comments:

lady m's lavender cottage said...

Oh your new "look" is absolutely lovely...just like you my dear friend ;)

I am so glad to be here again...very nice sewing repair kit, any sewer should not be without these.

Thanks for sharing,

lady m

Michele said...

Ooooh, how simply darling!

The Watts Family said...

Love the sewing kit I have been thinking of making one of these. Yours turned out very nice ~Blessings ;-)

Rose said...

You sew such lovely things for ladies! I always keep a sewing kit in my purse because I never know when I will need an extra button or sew a hem on my childrens clothing while we are out and about! My sewing kit is not nearly as pretty as yours. God bless, Rose

Sandra said...

What a great idea! I am forever needing a pen or a button and never have one handy. This is something I MUST do!

Cindy said...

Nice idea. How pretty.
Cindy

TJ said...

How clever and pretty! I seem to always be in need of a sewing kit.

~~Deby said...

These are so sweet....
first time visitor..I think and from your neck of the woods...
deby

Miss Linda said...

Your mending kits are truly lovely. I am so thankful I found your wonderful blog!

Mrs. White said...

What a marvelous idea!! Carrying a kit around in ones purse?? Fabulous.

I also love all those glass jars full of thread and supplies. I am so inspired...hmmm....

Blessings
Mrs. White

DarcyLee said...

I found you through A Frugally Old-Fashioned Homemaker. I love sewing blogs. They are such an inspiration for my sewing and give me such good ideas and yours doesn't disappoint at all! Each of my daughters could use one of these sewing kits. Great idea.

John said...

A mending kit is truly a good thing. I haven't created one yet, but I have done a few needle books and I like them a lot.

Not sure where I should respond to your comment about how amusing it was to read John commenting in Nadine's blog about pillowcase skirts. He was not so amused as I was by the whole thing. Ha! Anway, glad that it gave you a chuckle.