Boston General Store

Vintage Mending Kit

There's an old adage that says, "Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without." It was a popular saying during the Great Depression and again during World War II. My Nanna certainly lived by this motto, and I think it's an expression that still has merit today for anyone interested in making more sustainable choices as part of a zero-waste lifestyle. 

Being able to mend our clothes is an important part of "making it do," and it's why I've made sure to stock our stores with an extensive selection of sewing and knitting notions

Our Vintage Mending Kits come in three sizes and are housed in repurposed vintage tins (use it up & wear it out!) All contain a variety of mending materials selected from our stock of Merchant and Mills sewing supplies as well as vintage buttons, needles, and thread. 

I think they make handy quick-fix kits for the home, office, or on-the-go, and I love the uniqueness of each tin. You choose the size and we will select a tin for you. It might not look exactly like the photo, but each and every one received my seal of approval so I think you'll like it. 

- April

Curated by: Boston General Store

Specifications: 

Large:

  • tin width approximately 4" - 5"
  • measuring tape
  • thimble
  • Baby Bow scissors
  • needle threader
  • buttons
  • safety pins
  • needles
  • seam ripper
  • bobbins of thread

Medium

  • tin width approximately 3" - 4"
  • thimble
  • Baby Bow scissors
  • buttons
  • safety pins
  • needles
  • bobbins of thread

Small

  • tin width approximately 1.5" - 3"
  • buttons
  • safety pins
  • needles
  • a bobbin of thread


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