Reformed Grits

Works For Me Wednesday
October 11, 2006, 12:02 am
Filed under: Works For Me Wednesday

Wfmwheader_copy3_7_6 Everyone has done it.  Had a pile of clothes where the button has popped off, or a seam came apart, or another minor sewing emergency.  It’s easy to throw it in a basket in the laundry room and forget it… and if you are like me, a year from now you will just wind up donating it to a charity because either the button was lost or you just don’t care enough about it to drag up your sewing gear to fix it.

My advice to you is to create a small sewing kit with everything you need for minor emergencies.   You can get a child’s pencil box from the dollar store (or a zip pouch) and in it put:

thread– black, brown, white, red, navy are the main colors

hand sewing needles (not embroidery or quilting needles)

a small, sharp pair of scissors

some standard size buttons in basic colors (think for men’s pants, kids’ polos, etc)

safety pins

ironable hem tape (for a blown hem in a skirt or dress– you can get this at Walmart and in a pinch you can iron it into your hem to keep it in place)

I’m sure there are some other things, but treat yourself to this handy kit and keep it in your laundry room or kitchen desk so that the next time you have something like this happen you can pull out that kit, whip on that button, and be done with it!   Works for me!  🙂

For more helpful hints go see Shannon