Even if you are not crafter, quilter or designer, I be thou have a sewing kit for small home repairs. I have had the same sewing kit for over a decade and over time, it really became disorganized and messy. I was recently trying to make a repair on some dog toys and getting the tools I needed out was time consuming and frustrating. I briefly thought about getting a new, larger kit, when I realized I’d tell my readers to make due and organize it!
Cost: 30 Minutes
Supplies: Elastic bands, washi tape (had both on hand)
So what did I do? I took everything our of the kit and threw away the empty containers, knotted thread and bent needles. Then, I took the time to rewrap all of the spool of thread that had come undone, making the kit messy. I use a little bit of washi tape to hold the thread’s end in place.
I used elastic bands to hold together my tape measures and I put all of the spare buttons I had in the kit in a small box I had on hand. I also located a needle book that belonged to my grandmother. If you want a needle book like this, they are readily available on Etsy. I put all of my needles into the book, instead of keeping them on the bottom of the sewing kit. I utilized my pin cushion as well.
All of this took about 30 minutes. I watched a TV show while I did it as winding thread wasn’t a mentally challenging task. Every time I need to make a clothing repair, I’ll save time AND frustration. Thirty minutes of time invested today will pay off for years to come.