Today is probably the easiest, cheapest, and cutest little gift I've ever given!
I gave these to the women I teach at my church this month. I thought it was a nice alternative to all the sweets you get for Valentine's Day, right? And seriously, who doesn't need a little sewing kit? Plus they're just SO cute in those tiny bags!
Confession: I didn't put the bags together, and I didn't have to do any sewing! I found the kit just like that at the Dollar Tree. I'd never seen them before (and I'm a frequent flier), so I may or may not have bought ALL of the ones available at my closest store ((sorry, local ladies...)). You just never know if some things are going to stick around with the Dollar Tree. They keep me on my toes like that. ;) Ours had this pink one, green, black, and purple, and they were right at the end of the craft aisle.
I bought sewing kits for my older girls for stocking stuffers for Christmas, and I bought two different ones from Wal-mart because I couldn't decide which one was better. One had a nice little container for the needles, so they wouldn't spill everywhere, but it was in one of those clear plastic boxes where the lid isn't secured, so even though the needles were safe, everything else spills out. Blah! The other one had a nice case, but the needles were just in a piece of paper. Also Blah. And they were each $3. So to find this kit for $1...?? I was thrilled!
Before I show you, though, I have to say that I was NOT paid by the Dollar Tree or given anything for free. I just found something I liked and wanted to share it with you. :)
Here's what's in it:
* Cute little bag--check
* Box with extra buttons, safety pins, and straight pins--check
* Thimble that I'll never use--check
* 5 different colors of thread, but I really wish there was a pink--check
* Needle threader that I'll also never use--check
* Tiny scissors that will barely cut anything, but do actually cut thread okay--check
* Paper tape measure that my kids will tear apart within 3 minutes--start the clock
* Pins in a spill-proof container--CHECK
Okay, so mostly I just wanted the thread, needles, box o' extras, and the bag. But for a dollar? Yeah, definitely worth it.
Here's a close-up, so you can see how the needle holder works. You rotate the clear part that has one small hole on the side:
And when you get to one row of needles, you shake one out:
So I made a cheesy little printable to go along with it in case there are any like me out there who like to change things up and go with a gift that isn't baked (can I get a WOOT! from the other crappy cooks out there?). ;)
Click here to be taken to the Google Doc pdf printable.
Thanks for letting me be SEW cheesy. ;)