What better way to keep clothes longer or revive an old favorite with a few minor stitches and repairs. Give your loved ones the gift of self-reliance with these handy homemade sewing kits.
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Inspired by the above Mason Jar sewing kit in Athropologie's House & Home section, we found a few easy to follow guides for making cute and lovingly made sewing kits. Using items you may already have on hand, or purchasing just a few inexpensive bits and pieces, these kits are a great way to inspire your crafty or possibly craft-challenged loved ones to fix that pair of buttonless jeans or revive that dress in the back of the closet. One of the greenest fashion choices you can make is to transform something old into something new again.
Here are a few of our favorite homemade sewing kit guides:
1. From Funkytime, this quick and easy guide can be made by anyone with a pair of scissors and a hot glue gun. Maybe skip on the spray paint to keep this gift on the greener side of the holidays.
2. The queen of craft Martha Stewart has a simple guide for making the push-pin lid to go on any size jar.
3. Ashley Ann, photographer and DIY expert, has put together a picturesque guide for making a craft kit. Use your imagination and creativity to find fun and useful bits to fill the jar.
Coolest Things About Handmade Sewing Kits: Totally customizable and can be made with items you may already have on hand.
Perfect Gift Idea For: Your crafty friends who might like to have something cute and portable to take on the go. Or for your craft-challenged friends who have been wanting to try their hand at sewing and just need a little bit of inspiration (and maybe the tools!).
How You Can Get One: Follow the links on our list and you will be well on your way to a great green gift!