Last week (or was it the week before?), some of you showed your sewing kits. What an organized bunch you are! I have adopted the nesting plastic bag strategy. I never really gave much thought to this sewing kit, it just happened out of what was lying around. Thinking about it now, it is strange. Those of you who know me know that plastic bags are one of my pet peeves. I hate how everything is double and triple bagged. I lived in Taiwan for two years, and one of the only things I can say in Mandarin is, 'I don't need a bag'. Yet, here it is, my plastic bag sewing kit.
I keep it simple. Thread, two needles tucked in a contrasting-colored scrap, scissors on a string that I hang around my neck while I'm sewing, binding clips for basting the hexies. I don't use a thimble. I never got the hang of it.
I also got some requests to see how the blob looks unfolded. Here you go. My sister's size 11 shoes give it some perspective.