Dental Floss Sewing Kit Hack

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Introduction: Dental Floss Sewing Kit Hack

Who hasn’t had a button pop at an inopportune time? Over the weekend when my own button popped I then had to search for the scissors, thread and sewing needle which were scattered around my craft studio. That night, I finished off a container of dental floss and would normally have tossed it into the garbage, but I had an epiphany: what if I made a portable sewing kit using the empty container? It already had a built in ‘thread’ cutter and I could store thread and a needle all in one convenient spot!

Step 1: Watch the Video!

Step 2: On the Fly Repairs; Travel With It!

I think this kit would be great to carry in a bag for minor sewing repairs on the fly (it would also make a great travel item). Airports don't allow scissors on board a plane, but I don't see why this little kit wouldn't be acceptable for air travel. However if you get stopped at airport security with it, you'll have to let me know!

Happy sewing!

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    where did you get the floss container, just an old one you had?

    I would imagine there isn't a floss container manufacturer out there.

    LOL! Cool Idea!!

    Thanks! Yes - I just finished it when inspiration struck :)

    I used dental floss to hem a pair of slacks. Now I know where to keep my needle.

    Glad you found it helpful! I'd be tempted to use dental floss in the kit too, but my mine was mint flavoured and the tread bobbins are easy to make.