Monday, July 12, 2010


I love the word “scrappy”.  My 1974 Webster’s Dictionary says that it means “fond of fighting”, but I like to think of it more as meaning, “too tough to give up, even though you’re just a scrap of a thing”. When I saw, in a recent bulletin from our church, a request for sewing items and containers to hold them, I got very excited. I always have beautiful little scraps that I can’t bear to throw away, or even give away, because I know that I will eventually come up with a use for them. Well, they hung in there and have found their special purpose!


These little bits of  left over fabric along with some of  the other things I end up collecting ( ribbon, wool sweaters for felting, zippers, thimbles, etc.) have become sewing kits on their way to Zambia.



Having been faced with a challenge, I am thrilled to have a pattern for a compact sewing kit that I can produce in a hurry.


Now those scrappy little bits will be even more treasured.


.::. ariane phillips .::. said...

Those are great! I just got back from vacation and that would have come in handy! I ended up taking a large container with pins, small scissors, needles and thread.

I may have to copy something similar for myself!

angie said...

What a great way to use up those scraps. It is so hard to throw them away.

Slipcovers by Shelley said...

oh gosh...I love how those turned creative.