by starlizard 02 Dec 2011

Sewing Kits


I was putting together 3 gift bags to take with me tomorrow when I go to see my son on a Canadian Forces base. (The reason I'm going is because he bought concert tickets for us as my Christmas gift from him this year... the concert is Monday night; I'm going up to spend the weekend) He's coming home for the holidays, but I wanted to take something to his 2 best friends and I couldn't not include him, too. I wanted to give his 2 friends something before they head out to where they're going for the holidays.

As soldiers, they are responsible for the care and maintenance of their military garments... so, I decided I'd put together sewing kits for them.

I went to the dollar store and got 3 red tins(out of the Christmas section), picked up some white and black thread, and red felt.

From there, I went to Fabricland and bought each of them a spool of invisible thread, thimbles, small scissors, and Sew & Go needles packs.

Does the design look familiar? Yep, its the logo design from Urban Threads. I embroidered the design onto the red felt and then glued each felt panel onto the tops of the tins.

This is only part of what went into the gift bags, but its what took the longest to ponder and put together.

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by sewdeb 05 Dec 2011

What a thoughtful gift! I'm sure the guys are going to love it! Enjoy the concert and especially the time with your son! Hugs and *'s, Deb

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by sewfrenzie 03 Dec 2011

The guys will love them! And they look like a guys sewing kit, lol! Have a safe trip and enjoy the concert with your son!
Diane

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by lidiad 03 Dec 2011

It's a lovely present! Enjoy the concert with your son!

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by asterixsew Moderator 02 Dec 2011

What a great idea and so useful. Enjoy the concert

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starlizard by starlizard 02 Dec 2011

Thank you!

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by theduchess 02 Dec 2011

Looks like a great gift.

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starlizard by starlizard 02 Dec 2011

Thank you!

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by capoodle 02 Dec 2011

Nice thoughtful gifts. Have a very enjoyable time with your son and at the concert.

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starlizard by starlizard 02 Dec 2011

Thank you! I always enjoy my time with my son... he's been the most precious gift I've ever had. This is going to be his first ever concert, so my biggest enjoyment is going to be watching him experience it.

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by shirlener88 02 Dec 2011

Enjoy yourself and what great little thoughtful gifts.

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starlizard by starlizard 02 Dec 2011

Thanks, Shirlene!

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by greysewist Moderator 02 Dec 2011

They look great and what a terrific idea to use the Urban Threads logo. It did look familiar but you've matched it so well that I thought you managed to find tins with it on :) Great job!

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starlizard by starlizard 02 Dec 2011

Thank you! I've had the Urban Threads logo for a long time... I finally found a reason to use it!

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by snowbird42 02 Dec 2011

they look great and i am sure they will be appreciated i love doing thing like this putting little goodie parcel together...well done.....soozie

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starlizard by starlizard 02 Dec 2011

Thanks, Soozie! I love doing things like this, too.

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by castelyn 02 Dec 2011

What a lovely gift for the soldiers. What a lovely idea. Hugs Yvonne

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starlizard by starlizard 02 Dec 2011

Thanks, Yvonne! Yep, I support our troops any which way I can.

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by lilylyn 02 Dec 2011

What a great idea. What a kind person you are to think of his friends with something very useful. Hope you enjoy the concert and the weekend. Lyn

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starlizard by starlizard 02 Dec 2011

Thanks, Lyn... Michael's friends call me 'Momma Liz' LOL! They've sort of been adopted into the fold here.

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by noah 02 Dec 2011

you sound like a wonderful Mother and a friend have yourself a great time with your boy:):)hugs carolyn

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starlizard by starlizard 02 Dec 2011

Thanks, Carolyn. ;)

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