Today I am going to share some ideas of how I put kits together for on the go sewing. I love to take projects with me, and dependent on where I am going determines if I take just hand sewing or a sewing machine and the works. Usually though it turns out not be hand sewing.
When I get ready to make a kit, I cut enough fabric for 1 block to test it. Then I cut all the pieces I need. I usually buy extra (usually 1/4 - 1/2 yard) as a just in case, because when I don't I screw up. I keep all my fabrics, including the extra together until the top is done.
My kits are kept in various bags and containers. Easy to grab and put into a bigger bag. Right now, I know what is in each bag, but I think i will make some bags with a clear plastic window in so I can stick a paper in there telling me what it is.
I have a few projects ready to go constantly. I put 1 in my backpack so I can work on it during my lunch break.
Then I have 1 or 2 ready to go in a bag for when I go in the car.
So, what do I keep in my project bags:
A small pair of scissors
A spool of thread
A couple of needles (just in case I lose 1)
And of course the blocks I am working on
Instructions are usually photocopied and folded up or I take a picture and keep it on my phone or tablet or both.
|These 2 bags I keep extra needles a little ruler and an extra pair of scissors in. 1 is always in my backpack and 1 stays in my bag I take projects in.|
I add other things if I am taking projects with me for a trip.
I add my rotary cutter, mat and a ruler or two.
I do find that most times I take more things than I need. But if I am someplace with my granddaughters, they know I always have some hand piecing we can do.
It is great to always have something I can work on as we are driving someplace.
I use the same process for keeping my projects in my sewing room organized . That way whether I am sewing or my granddaughters are wanting to sew and forgot their projects, they can still sew.
If I ask them where there project is they often say home and I ask them how they can sew and they always tell me that I always have a project they can sew or fabric they can work with. They are so right.
I hope I have shared some good tips with you.
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