Mending Kit ideas
Put all of your mending supplies in one place, like a tote bag. Here are some suggestions to put into the bag.
- Buttons -- save these in all colors and sizes. The little white ones are great to cut off worn out shirts. You'll almost certainly reuse them.
- Iron-on patches
- Appliqués -can be put over a hole
- Stitch Witchery (an iron on fusible tape you can use for hems)
- Thread-white, black, blue, tan
- Safety Pins-These work really well for pulling through drawstrings or elastic that has worked its way out of the casing.
- Small Safety Pins
- Goo Gone-This will take a sticker off a shirt even after you've washed it. I've tried similar products but this one works the best!
- Collar Extender-a button with a loop that will extend neck space under a collar
- Fray Check --Use for fraying seams
- Zipper Safety-This gadget that connects to the zipper and then hooks to the pant button. This way the zipper won't slip down.
- Fabric Mending Magic/007 Bond-Glues the rip shut.
- You may want to think about adding extra shoe laces.
- zip ties
- duct tape, gorilla tape
- fishing line
- assortment of needles in all sizes and for all kinds of uses
- tent mending items
- Razor blades
Depending on your mending needs there are probably more things you could add to this list. You could store this bag ; Maybe next to your bed, in your car, or in the kitchen or in your 72 hour kit.
Info from creative homemaking.com and a few personal ideas that I have used over the years.