What should you have in a sewing kit?
If you're thinking of putting together a sewing kit, here's my list of essentials
Good, sharp sewing scissors 8-inch ones are perfect
Hand sewing needles of various thickness and hole size - for different threads
Box of pearl head pins
Thimble for fabric and also for leather or thicker fabric work
Elastic Threader, which is called a Bodkin
Loop turner for pulling long lengths of fabric through, like ties or dolls legs
Threads in various colours for hand and machine sewing
For machine sewing, various sewing machine needle sizes, used for different fabrics
For machine sewing, spare bobbins which fit everyday machines
Iron-on hem tape for emergencies
Denim Patches for emergencies
Quilt clips which are for holding thicker fabric together in place of pins
Magnifying glass for tiny jobs
It's also handy to have a crochet hook, wool needle & stitch savers for repairing woollen items or as an emergency fix for when you don't have time to repair them. Plus the kids love a bit of crocheting these days!