I found this sewing box on a recent trip to a Jo-Ann store, and couldn’t wait to fill it with my sewing supplies! I’ve always been interested in sewing, doing the occasional project, and collecting cute notions and fabrics. However, until I got this sewing box, my supplies were kept in a rubbermaid tub in our basement – not cute or convenient! This box in particular had my name on it – I love fashion illustration, especially the images on vintage patterns like the ones on the fabric of this box.
I’m not going to go through everything I’ve decided to keep in my sewing box, but I thought I’d share what I consider my sewing essentials. In the pockets on the lid of the box, I just have some snaps and a set of needles.
- Pins & Pin Cushion
- Seam Ripper
- Measuring Tape
- Washable Marker & Sewing Chalk (for marking fabric)
- Needle Threaders
- Scissors (for thread, though I still need a nice pair for fabric/ribbon)
I also have some permanent fabric pastels and a tool for fixing sweater snags, but I wouldn’t consider those essential.
- Thread – on Spools and Bobbins
- Safety Pins
- Snaps – Pieces and a Snap Setter
I love organizing solutions that are stylish and functional. Having all my supplies organized and handy makes me excited for my next sewing project!