Aho! Namaste Tantu bandhava: (=relatives in Sanskrit)!
There are lots of organizing ideas over internet for making sewing more easy. They are so exciting that I was always willing to have my ‘various design kits’ to be organized as I saw! Today I will show a very simple method of organizing a basic sewing kit.
Since time immemorial, I have collected every box (small to large), newspapers, interesting paper piece, plastic bottles, fabric paint bottles, small perfume bottles, chocolate wrappers and so on thinking that it will be of use one day 😀 I wonder if I have ever thrown anything as waste 😛 And thank God! I have succeeded in proving that my precious collections are really of use! This project is one among them.
DIY BSK: Basic Sewing Kit
Time required: Maximum 1 1/2 hours
Difficulty level: Very easy
Cost: Almost nothing
- a plastic case and corrugated packaging box of a mobile phone. I didn’t have mobile phone’s box. Instead, I used a hard disc box of the same size I wanted.
- 2-3 plain A4 sheets or an A3 sheet. Thick Handmade designed sheets can also be used.
- Paper adhesive (glue)
- Colour pens and highlighters
I used this handsome case for my BSK.
I was so happy! The case was made to measure for my BSK only! It’s left most slot accommodated tape measure and marking chalk. The smallest cabin was perfect for machine needles. Remaining large area included hand needle boxes, ball pin case, needle threaders, small scissors, and a bobbin-spool set.
Container Box presentation
I covered the corrugated box with plain papers and drew some lines.
How to cover a box?
I am explaining this for the beginners:
I placed the box over an A4 sheet as shown.
I folded the paper around the box and creased the edges as shown.
I glued this paper to another A4 sheet as shown. This step is not required for A3 sheet.
I creased the second paper also as in the first paper.
I cut the extra parts in the folds as shown.
I wrapped the paper completely according to the fold lines. I glued wherever necessary. Then, I glue finished the bottom folds neatly as shown.
I glued and attached the rounded cut parts to the flap.
I had covered the box. I could slide my sewing kit into this box. Whenever required, the kit is pulled out.
I chose a quick design. I traced the outlines of all the tools on the box top in their respective places.
I coloured a few parts in the drawing. Box is ready! Below is the top view of my basic sewing kit. How’s it?
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