Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hot Pad Sewing Kit


How cute is this hot pad sewing kit.  I love how simple it is.  I received this one as a gift, but I have since made quite a few of them.  Once I made these as an activity with my young women and they loved it. 


It is as simple as lining everything up on one side and sewing right down the middle.  I bought a whole pack of hot pads at the dollar store.  I just had to make sure the loop was in the middle of the hot pad and not on the corner.  Then you add a button to one side and you are done.


For the inside I added two snack size ziplock bags to hold thread, scissors, etc.  I like to use bobbins to hold different colors of thread, they are the perfect size.


I also added a strip of fabric to hold pins and needles so they don't get lost. 

I also found this cute first aid kit made from a hot pad on Heather Carson's blog.  She shows you how to add a loop for the button if your hot pad doesn't have one already.

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

I can think of a lot of fun things this could hold. Thanks for sharing!

Ma Heather and Pa Craig said...

Thanks Erica for sharing this idea. Even though it's far away, I've been trying to think of something I can make as neighbor gifts for Christmas and this has enlighted me! To all the Polka Dot girls - I'm loving your blog!

Anonymous said...

I,ve made the same thing but instead I used it as a first aid kit. Bandages, ointment, gauze etc. and I keep it in my car...it has come in handy more than once.

Val said...

I came across your post through another crafty person. So glad I came for a look. This is such a good idea. Thanks for sharing.
Cheers,
Val