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2741 South Osceola Way
Harvey Park South, CO, 80236
United States

713-858-6401

The Sparrow Studio

 

 

DIY Sewing Kits

Annie Phillips

Laura (my Sparrow partner in Rwanda) asked if I could send the ladies sewing kits, and I want to show you what we came up with. 

We could have easily bought simple cheapo sewing kits, but I wanted to make something pretty.  Also, they were going to Africa, so they needed to be sturdy.  I was excited for a chance to make something for the More than Sparrows ladies that would be personalized and lovely, since that is exactly what they regularly send me.  I always benefit from their creativity and industry, and it was fun to return the favor.  The sewing kits are little valentines from the US to Rwanda.

Thankfully, I have crafty friends who are attentive to detail and more organized than I am.  Enter, Morgan, who dreamed up these lovely little sewing kits. 

We collected empty glasses cases and spray painted them white with primer.  How did I not know this amazing stuff existed?  Spray paint primer = my new favorite craft supply.

Glasses cases are a strange material, and spray primer was key to anything else cute sticking to them.  Then we spray painted them with pretty spring colors. 

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Thankfully, I have generous crafty friends.  All my regular ladies came over and made quick work of decorating with washi tape and filling with sewing essentials. 

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Morgan found sturdy little foldable scissors, and we hot glued magnets for pins, felt to hold needles, seam rippers, thimbles, measuring tape, fabric pencil, and embroidery floss.  As a bonus (to me), we used hot glue I inherited from my husband's grandmother and needles from my precious Mimi.  Grandmother craft supplies are my favorite. 

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I hope the ladies feel valued with this tiny gift, because they certainly are.