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I started Food Storage over 15 years ago. I have taught many classes and been a speaker and helped many people over the years. This is a place where I can state things or address issues I want to cover.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Mending Kit Ideas

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
  • Appliqu├ęs -can be put over a hole
  • Stitch Witchery (an iron on fusible tape you can use for hems)
  • Snaps
  • Scissors
  • Thread-white, black, blue, tan
  • Pins
  • Needles
  • 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.

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