How to Make a Super Small, Super Cheap EDC Sewing Kit

Last week, I had discussed the idea of EDC, or Every Day Carry, and what types of items are typically included.

This week, I thought I would share something from my EDC that you may want to include in yours. It’s small, super cheap, and easy to put together.

What is it?

It is an EDC sewing kit…made from stuff you probably already have lying around, and it can even fit in your wallet.

EDC Sew Kit
This sewing kit is small enough to be a good possible option for your EDC.

Here it is:

If you want one, this is what you will need:

  • a small plastic zip bag (the kind that comes free with clothing, holding extra buttons, threads, etc.)
  • 2 sewing needles (a basic one and a thicker one for heavier fabrics)
  • 3 safety pins (two medium-sized pins and a larger one)
  • a small piece of chipboard or heavier cardstock
  • black and white thread
  • 2 buttons
  • a small scrap of felt


Once you have gathered the items above, cut the scrap of felt into a rectangle that would fit into the plastic bag. After you have done that, insert the needles and pins as shown:

EDC Sew Felt

Next, cut the piece of chipboard or cardstock into another rectangle just as you did with the felt. Then cut out four small notches into two of the sides, with two on each opposing side. Also make a small diagonal cut into one of the ends of the card. See the pattern below:

Card Pattern

After the chipboard is cut, wrap the threads around the card using the notches. Then tuck the ends into the diagonal cut on the end. This helps the threads stay in place on the card. Here it is with the threads:

Thread Card 1pic

Finally, place all the contents into the bag…and there you go.

These kits are very small, light, and inexpensive, and they are easy to put together. I have several that I have stashed into different “bug out” bags and first-aid kits. There is even one in my EDC. It takes so little space, you could easily make it part of yours as well.


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