We have forgotten the art of mending through sewing. If it is ripped, we throw. If the seams had unravelled, we go to a professional tailor. But why? Sewing is the easiest to do.
Many shops providing mending and alterations are springing up left right and centre; they have cornered the market, knowing people have no desire to mend their own clothes if it can be helped. Aware of this, tailorshops sometimes charge a small fortune for their services.
Surely basic sewing was part of Home Economics (HE) lessons at school? I used to be rather indifferent to the lessons but I found out now how relevant it is to go about your everyday life, no matter what your station in life. 🙂
It is therefore convenient and money efficient to have a sewing kit at hand, so that you can make a favourite dress, skirt or trousers last that much longer. Darn minor wear and tear. You could also start a new sewing project. It could be a start of small cottage industry 😉
What should be in the sewing kit?
Sewing Kit Essentials:
Set of needles in various sizes, i.e. thickness
A pair of sharp scissors
Threads of various colours, especially white, black, beige and brown
A needle threader, even if the eyes are still sharp, a needle threader is still very useful.
A thimble – some materials are thick and hard to sew. They can be a pain to your digits. This is when a thimble come into their own.
Dressmaker’s pin. They are so useful, especially when you need to shorten a skirt, dress or a pair of jeans or trousers.
A tape measure.