a travel sewing case

It's just a few days before I can sign up for Handstitched class, and I'm itching with anticipation. I have probably also been overly bouncy because I ran out of fabric for my orange quilt, am waiting for the remaining fabric to come in the mail and therefore, out of projects.

To pass the time, and indulge my excitement, I thought about what I might need for Handstitched class that I could get ready. Since one of the great things about hand stitching is the portability, and I do have a few outings coming up, I thought about making a travel sewing case.


I realized quickly that I already had the perfect case - a cute, colorful Vera Bradley makeup case (gifted to me by my MIL last holiday season). It unrolls to include four separate pouches and then rolls back up. I thought about what it should carry and, wouldn't you know it, everything fit snug as a bug in a rug - with two pouches left over!

sewing kit

So far, I've included:
  • safety pins
  • cotton thread
  • under thimbles
  • embroidery scissors
  • needles
  • seam ripper
  • thimble
  • embroidery thread
  • measuring tape
  • straight pins
  • small tweezers

I still have room to add:
  • perle cotton thread
  • needlebook (that I'll make in class!)
  • and anything else that might end up being useful

I'll have to wait on those remaining items as I have some items coming in my student kit and the others will be dependent on my color choices down the road.

What else do you find useful when hand stitching? 


  1. So smart! I made a sewing kit recently and this class is the perfect reason to actually use it. I'm off to dig it out and fill it up!

  2. What a great case! Your MIL has a good eye.


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