How To Create The Ultimate Sewing Kit

It’s that moment when you’re rushing to finish a project and you absentmindedly reach into your sewing kit for the scissors and get a finger full of needles instead. Oooouch! Nope, no more… what is the purpose of a sewing kit that neither separates, organizes, or stirs my creativity? Sometimes you just have to invent a solution that will work the way you work, think the way you think, help you get and stay organized in an easy fashion.

What is the purpose of a sewing kit that neither separates, organizes, or stirs my creativity?

Today I’m sharing my rather unconventional DIY sewing kit on IHeart Organizing. It may not be your run-of-the-mill sewing kit, but that’s what I love most about it! This baby works hard for me, and finally my sewing kit is organized rather than a knotted, needle and thread filled mess!

But this is just a teaser…See the rest of this kit HERE on IHeart Organizing where I contribute.

How To Create The Ultimate Sewing Kit - Home Made by Carmona

I hope you enjoyed the full article and details over at IHeart Organizing!

Want to know how to assemble your own kit? Below are the list of materials for you to assemble your own sewing kit. I found all of my containers at Dollar Store and Pat Catan’s and spent less than $20 for everything total ($17 in fact)! In case you can’t find it at your local craft store, I will include links below to find these items online…however you should know they aren’t as cheap online. Definitely try your craft store first!

Materials to assemble the ultimate sewing kit


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Do you like to stay organized by assembling kits? You’ll love this post about my mini kits, from shoe kits, to glasses kits, to medicine storage, and more! Read more here.

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10 Comments on How To Create The Ultimate Sewing Kit

  1. Katie @ Little House of Four
    February 4, 2015 at 9:50 am (3 years ago)

    This is such a fantastic idea! I love how everything has it’s own space and is neatly organized in one large box. Pinning!

  2. Rachel
    January 28, 2015 at 7:20 pm (3 years ago)

    This is gorgeous! But I’m a bit confused. You said you did it for $20? But the thread box alone costs that much. How did you manage it on a budget? I’d love to make one myself, if I could do it around $20! Thanks so much!

    • Ursula Carmona
      January 28, 2015 at 7:48 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks for asking Rachel! I purchased the file box for $6 at Dollar General, and all of the other items at Pat Catans very inexpensively (the entire kit actually cost me $17 total!)(the thread box was $4 at Pat Catan), which is what I recommend… I just wanted to provide online sources for those who couldn’t find it at a store near them. Each piece is much more expensive online, so definitely try your local craft store first! 😉

  3. Dianna
    January 24, 2015 at 10:13 am (3 years ago)

    I really like this idea of the sewing kit. My daughter in law loves to sew. So for Christmas this year I’m going to make her one of these up and give her a gift card to Joann’s Fabrics. I’ve listed everything you use and I can get 1 item a month and start working on it. So glad you shared this with us. I’ve put you in as one of my favorites!

    • Ursula Carmona
      January 27, 2015 at 8:16 am (3 years ago)

      What a lovely gift giver you are!! I know your daughter-in-law will love it! Uh, can you say mother-in-law of the year award?!! 😉 I’m so glad you like it, and thank you so much for favoriting!

  4. patty
    January 23, 2015 at 11:49 am (3 years ago)

    Hi Im new to your blog and clicked over from I heart Organizing. Love some of your ideas and writing. I was trying to investigate your blog further but it seems the buttons at the bottom of your blog (1,2,3 NEXT) aren’t working. Ill search around through your house tour tho.

    • Ursula Carmona
      January 23, 2015 at 1:42 pm (3 years ago)

      Welcome! Thanks for letting me know. I’ll get right on fixing that. 😉 In the meantime, feel free to also browse through the gallery, there is a Craft & DIY, Organization gallery, and a Decorate gallery!

  5. migdalia
    January 22, 2015 at 6:52 pm (3 years ago)

    I keep my bobbins in boxes of Altoids mints and put them a little girls gums hair so no tangling threads.


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