Itty Bitty Stitch Kit
This is what I keep in my purse all the time - a hinged tin box that holds needles and scissors without destroying other things in my bag. Mine also holds my current thread colors, a couple of bobbins of sewing thread, a thimble and a seam ripper. :-) It's the size of an Altoids tin.
Here's what comes packed in your kit. . .
* a felt circle with three needles - standard is one embroidery needle, one sewing needle, and one quilting needle, but I'm happy to give you three embroidery needles if you ask
* another felt circle with three pins
* a pair of high-quality small scissors with finger holes big enough for grown-ups
(The thread shown in the picture is just to give you an idea of the size of the kit and everything in it. You can purchase hand-selected thread bundles here.)
A word about some of the supplies. . .
The embroidery needles are size 5. That's my go-to size that I use for just about everything.
The colors of the felt circles will vary - but they will always be cute.
The scissors are key. I spent FOREVER looking for just the right ones. They needed to be small enough to fit in the tin toolbox, nice and sharp so they'd cut thread with a clean (easy to thread) edge, and with large enough finger-holes for grown-ups to use. These are PERFECT. I'm not exaggerating when I say I've been looking for these scissors for years. I did a little Snoopy dance when I finally found them. :-)
I've been carrying my supplies in a kit like this for several years now and I love it! It's just the right size - big enough to hold exactly what I need, without taking up too much space in my bag.