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Ok who carries a sewing kit ????

Discussion in 'Other Every Day Carry Items' started by plumberroy, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. plumberroy

    plumberroy Loaded Pockets

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    After trying many sewing kits I had 2 results any one that I liked was bigger than I need for my bag or, anything small enough to fit were I wanted was comprised of cheap materials. So I built my own. Started with a container, Altoids smalls tin after some thought this is what I carry
    Remember quality thread and needles make a big difference
    4 assorted needles in a cut down business card
    2 bobbins of thread 1 black 1 white
    6 safety pins
    3 buttons 2 for shirts 1 for pants
    1 needle threader (old eyes)
    A ranger band ensures it stays close
    This gives me enough to make any repair doable while out and about with out taking up to much room in my edc stuff
    Roy
     
  2. T.H.Cone

    T.H.Cone I am senor Fluffy, hear me roar

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    I do.
     
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  3. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Me too.
     
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  4. geekandwife

    geekandwife Loaded Pockets

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    I do, a little small $1 kit from a craft store, has scissors and tweezers as well.
     
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  5. gear_queer

    gear_queer Loaded Pockets

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    i carry a thing of dental floss with a needle in it. dental floss makes some tough thread.
     
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  6. ManVsLawn

    ManVsLawn EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I do carry a sewing kit, but for fasty nasty fixes, a couple of safety pins really speed up the process and save the day.
     
  7. Tallboyjim

    Tallboyjim Loaded Pockets

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    I keep a kit in the van. Its a cheap kit but upgraded the thread to a more durable one.
     
  8. JHGM

    JHGM Dinosaur Supervisor

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    A needle, some strong black thread and a few safety pins in my pocket organizer..

    Never know when you might have to stitch yourself up...

    Rambo style.

    ;)
     
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  9. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Don't forget the bullet to bite while doing this,it can be the difference between stealth and being discovered!
    Something big works better too.
     
  10. SAKplumber
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    SAKplumber EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I carry a small repair kit with black and white thread, and a vial of assorted needles, along with other stufff for other types of repairs.
    Been there, done that, carry a suture just in case I need a live action replay ;)
     
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    CSM-101 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Yep. Heavy duty thread, needles and safety pins.

    Remember to use the gunpowder to cauterize the wound... bonus points for getting fire to shoot out of both sides. :cool:
     
  12. geekandwife

    geekandwife Loaded Pockets

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    Duct tape fixes most things even quicker...
     
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  13. Bowman1911

    Bowman1911 EDC Mechanic

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    I've got an old surplus kit I keep in the bag in the vehicle. $3 I think with bdu buttons & earth toned thread spools. Added a dentist office, flat roll of floss & a sail cloth needle. I can repair a button, darn a sock, & stitch a crotch enough to get me home. Whipstitch mostly, but my mom taught me how to sew when I was growin' up.
     
  14. jemhouston
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    jemhouston Loaded Pockets

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    I do, in fact after my pen, it was my most borrowed item.
     
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  15. ItsHardToKnow

    ItsHardToKnow Loaded Pockets

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    in my bag
     
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  16. LivingUpNorth

    LivingUpNorth Loaded Pockets

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    I have a thin little kit that came free with a hotel room stay. It has a needle, small amount of thread and a few buttons. Just the bare minimum, but it's already been useful once.
     
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    nick nitro Loaded Pockets

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    I have a small military sewing kit that I broke down to size. Got ride of the BDU bottoms, the small scissors, and put it all in a military plastic waterproof match case.
     
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    My micro kit that rides in the organizer. Had bought a replacement clip for a Delica and it came in this tube.

    9 times out of 10, I'm in this kit for a needle to remove a splinter or insect stinger.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Harold Hill

    Harold Hill Loaded Pockets

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    ditto
     
  20. Nim

    Nim Loaded Pockets

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    I have a threaded needle stuck into a very thin bit of cardboard a touch longer than the needle, with the thread then wrapped around the card. It's tiny, and I keep in in my wallet with a safety pin and a spare button. Tiny but useful.
     
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