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!

<p>where did you get the floss container, just an old one you had?</p><p>I would imagine there isn't a floss container manufacturer out there.</p><p>LOL! Cool Idea!!</p>
<p>Thanks! Yes - I just finished it when inspiration struck :)</p>
<p>I used dental floss to hem a pair of slacks. Now I know where to keep my needle.</p>
<p>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.</p>

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