Waterproof Sewing Kit From a Prescription Medicine Bottle
If your family is anything like mine, you have at least one person with at least one regular prescription. That means you have a lot of empty prescription bottles either sitting around or going directly into the trash. So I started thinking about what I could do with my empty prescription bottles, and one thing I came up with was an emergency sewing kit.
These kits are big enough to hold numerous items that you might need spontaneously, but small enough to fit in a purse, diaper bag, or glove box without much trouble.
First, you need to decide what you want in your sewing kit. This one's going to go in the glove compartment of my car, so I'm going a bit heavier on the button assortment than I would in a sewing kit for my camping gear. It's hard to go wrong with an assortment of threads, buttons, and safety pins. Of course you'll also need some sewing needles, and I felt a scrap of fabric could be useful in case I needed a patch.
To secure your sewing needles, cut out a small scrap of paper. Fold it in half and stick the needles through it. When you unfold the scrap, you'll have needles secured just the way they're sold in stores.
You'll also need a way to secure your threads and your other items. Click on the link below to read the full post--including the water-proofing step--on my blog.
- Patterned Duct Tape (http://amzn.to/2dVytk1b)
- Assorted Thread (http://amzn.to/2e06hbC)
- Safety Pins (http://amzn.to/2dVzhFE)
- Sewing Needles (http://amzn.to/2e05PKo)
- Assorted Buttons (http://amzn.to/2d2SX4k)
- Mini Glue Gun (http://amzn.to/2d2SNK1)
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published October 8th, 2016 4:01 PM