Got an old egg carton laying around? Turn it into a DIY sewing kit to keep all of your notions organized!
Have you ever been in the middle of a sewing project only to realize that you need a safety pin or your measuring tape, and they are....somewhere? It's so frustrating to hunt around for those tools, especially when you've really hit the flow during your sewing project. Sure, you could hit the big box store for an organizer, but those are often made from plastic in far-off factories. Instead, you can save some money and reduce your impact with this super cute project from Country Living!
I love how well-planned this is. It's got a spot for those little embroidery scissors and for stashing a few safety pins. Every time I do a project that uses elastic, I end up having to stop in the middle to hunt for some safety pins to feed it through the casing, so this would be the biggest time-saver for me. They use the egg spaces for your pin cushion, thread, buttons, and measuring tape. I think this would be a great way to get yourself organized before you start a project - gather all of your notions into your carton, so they're at your fingertips!
All you need to make your own egg carton sewing kit are:
- An old egg carton - they used a 6-egg carton, but a 12-egg one would work just as well.
- Scrap fabric
- Pinking shears and scissors
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Scrap piece of elastic
- Pin cushion or more scrap fabric and batting to make your own
You can probably sort out how to make this kit from the photo, but if you'd like extra instructions, you can get the tutorial here!