I don’t do much hand sewing. Not that I don’t enjoy it, but if I can use my sewing machine and get it done more quickly, that’s where I head. So when I do need to do some hand sewing, I like to know where my components are and do it more easily. I always look for a sewing notion that fits my idea of what I want, but if I can’t find one, I start thinking for myself.
This is what I did.
I found the kitchen. (Just a joke! I do know where it is. It’s the room that has that thing we keep the frozen food boxes in!) I found a container I could use (mine is about 5” diameter) that would hold what I need.
I used an awl to make a hole in the top.
Then I put my supplies in it; a few neutral color threads (purple is a neutral for me), my thimble, a piece of felt with some needles and a few pins, and my favorite thread clipper 20821, on my Zinger, A16253.
When I have something that requires hand sewing, I pull out my little travel kit, move to a comfortable chair, and put my scissors zinger on my blouse. Then I thread my needle, push it up through the hole in the top and close my container. The thread will spin inside as I use it, and not roll away and become a dangerous cat toy!
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