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« on: October 14, 2008 12:02:29 AM »

So I jumped on the Altoid tin bandwagon, but made it slightly more practical for me. I always carry some sort of sewing kit for those 'oops' situations but the one I had was bogus. So I made this using a spare Altoid tin and some scrapbook paper I had lying around. I attached a piece of felt to the top to hold the needles and maybe the safety pins if I feel really organized. There's some band-aids, a couple buttons, a spare bobbin with a bunch of black thread on it (sort of as a mini spool to carry more thread around with me), a small set of travel scissors, and the tiny file that came with the original mini sewing kit I had. Figured it might come in handy. The insides are also lined with some random black scrap cotton to reduce the clonking around sound as much as possible. It's really simple but I dig it.





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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2008 12:47:20 AM »


Much more attractive (and spacious) than my Sewing Kit in an Old Prescription Bottle!

Right -- this goes on the grand and growing List of Things to Make.  Great work!
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Much more attractive (and spacious) than my Sewing Kit in an Old Prescription Bottle!

Right -- this goes on the grand and growing List of Things to Make.  Great work!

Thanks so much!!
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2008 03:42:38 AM »

Very practical.  I like the writing decoration on the outside, very nice.
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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2008 03:52:13 AM »

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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2008 04:18:56 AM »

*quietly sneaks over to empty Hubby's Altoid and York Mint containers*

Will use for the sister's in law for Christmas- Love the idea, I'm stealing it!

Did you find the 'stitches' paper in your scrap booking supplies or did you print the logo on the scrapbooking paper?

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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2008 04:52:41 AM »

Love it...so practical...so cute! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2008 09:02:01 AM »

Very cute and practical! 

I have a sewing kit I made from a similarly-sized tin (tea, I think), but I haven't personalized the tin.  I used a sheet of sticky-backed magnet on the lid to hold needles and pins.  I really like the aesthetic of the outside of your box.  I was just utilitarian with mine, and didn't really think to decorate it.  Might have to rethink that after seeing how beautifully yours turned out!  Thanks for sharing it!
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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2008 11:57:06 AM »

*quietly sneaks over to empty Hubby's Altoid and York Mint containers*

Will use for the sister's in law for Christmas- Love the idea, I'm stealing it!

Did you find the 'stitches' paper in your scrap booking supplies or did you print the logo on the scrapbooking paper?

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I found the scrolly border on a free site and created the stitches label using Photoshop. I printed it out on some parchment colored paper I had, cut it out and slapped it on the top. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2008 11:58:20 AM »

Very cute and practical! 

I have a sewing kit I made from a similarly-sized tin (tea, I think), but I haven't personalized the tin.  I used a sheet of sticky-backed magnet on the lid to hold needles and pins.  I really like the aesthetic of the outside of your box.  I was just utilitarian with mine, and didn't really think to decorate it.  Might have to rethink that after seeing how beautifully yours turned out!  Thanks for sharing it!

The magnet is a really clever idea! That never even crossed my mind, but now it has gears turning Smiley
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