My sewing kit. I have a new one!


I have a new sewing kit! Actually, I’ve had it for a couple of months, but just haven’t shown it to you yet. Since today’s prompt for #the70273projectmonthlymixer on Instagram was our sewing kits and what’s inside them, I thought this was a perfect time to show you.

In lots of ways, my whole house is my sewing kit. If you sew much at all, you probably know what I mean. I try really hard to keep it all confined, though, and this….this makes it easy.

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My dad made me this gorgeous tool kit out. He wasn’t sure what I could do with it, but I assured him I’d have no problem filling it. At first, I though I would keep actual tools in it, but it seems such a shame to use it for that. Then I thought, “…oh! Knitting!” Well, yeah. No. I have too much yarn.

Lately I’ve been using it for my Red X blocks, since there is room for everything and the¬†blocks can lie neatly in the bottom when I’m finished sewing them. That top tray holds my pincushion, scissors, floss, ribbon, fabric bits, block bases, and of course, thread. There’s still lots of room for more stuff.

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Do you remember when I showed¬†you all my travel sewing bag? It’s a Bionic Gear bag that goes on the road with me. It, too, holds lots of stuff, but isn’t nearly as pretty as the one my dad made me. It is usually in my office, of all places, so I will remember to pack it when I am going somewhere.

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I do keep a lot of my sewing supplies in my workroom too, which is in our basement, but these two live upstairs for when I’m too lazy to get up and go down a flight of stairs. I’ve been making quite a few of the Red X blocks for The 70273 Project lately, so it’s great to have a place to keep those all separate. But I can just see that holding stacks of English paper piecing supplies too, can’t you?

What’s in your kit?

  • Teddy Pruett

    It’s exquisite. This is a piece you can treasure for your entire life and hand down to Peapod.

    • Lori East

      That’s true, Teddy. IF I can keep his grubby paws off of it. Right now he sees it for its utility, but someday…

  • Oh my goodness, Sugar. This is beyond special. And I can just see it when she gets a decade or so of use on her. What a patina that will be.

    • Lori East

      It really is wonderful. I also love that I can just close the lid on my mess and it is beautiful.