Mini Sewing Kit in a Chocolate Tin

DIY Tutorial: Mini Sewing Kit in a Chocolate Tin | onelmon

Remember those butter cookies tin that our mother (or grandmother) used to turn into a sewing toolbox (which made a lot of us have some trust issue with the cookie tins nowdays)? Today I’m following their steps and made my own version, in a mini way! Jump to the tutorial below to see how I made one!

Masih ingat kan kotak kaleng bekas biskuit mentega yang sering didaur ulang oleh ibu (atau nenek) menjadi kotak peralatan jahit (yang mana sering membuat orang kecewa setelah tutupnya dibuka dan ketahuan apa isinya)? Hari ini saya mengikuti jejak mereka dan membuat kotak jahit versi saya sendiri, dalam ukuran mini! Dicoba yuk!

DIY Tutorial: Mini Sewing Kit in a Chocolate Tin | onelmon

What you need | Yang anda butuhkan:

  1. Small sweets/chocolate tin | Kaleng bekas permen atau coklat;
  2. Craft stick | Stik es krim;
  3. Fabric | Kain;
  4. Cotton (pin cushion filling) | Kapas (isian bantal jarum);
  5. Needle & thread | Jarum & benang;
  6. Scissors | Gunting;
  7. Glue | Lem;
  8. Hand drill | Bor tangan.

DIY Tutorial: Mini Sewing Kit in a Chocolate Tin | onelmon

Step 1: Break the craft stick into two.

Langkah 1: Potong stik es krim menjadi 2 bagian dengan panjang yang sama.

DIY Tutorial: Mini Sewing Kit in a Chocolate Tin | onelmon

Step 2: With a pair of scissors, give the newly cut end a round shape. Smooth the cut with sand paper or a nail file.

Langkah 2: Beri bentuk bundar pada ujung yang baru dipotong dengan gunting. Haluskan potongan dengan kertas pasir atau penghalus kuku.

DIY Tutorial: Mini Sewing Kit in a Chocolate Tin | onelmon

Step 3: Make 2 holes, one end each with a hand drill or puncher.

Langkah 3: Buat 2 lubang pada kedua ujung stik dengan bor tangan atau puncher.

DIY Tutorial: Mini Sewing Kit in a Chocolate Tin | onelmon

Step 4: Coil the thread on the stick.

Langkah 4: Lilitkan benang pada stik.

DIY Tutorial: Mini Sewing Kit in a Chocolate Tin | onelmon

Step 5: Repeat for other colors.

Langkah 5: Ulangi untuk warna lainnya.

DIY Tutorial: Mini Sewing Kit in a Chocolate Tin | onelmon

Step 6: Measure the size of the cap of the tin and cut 2 pieces of fabric with the dimension slightly larger than the cap.

Langkah 6: Ukur besar tutup kaleng dan potong 2 helai kain dengan ukuran sedikit lebih besar dari tutup kaleng.

DIY Tutorial: Mini Sewing Kit in a Chocolate Tin | onelmon

Step 7: Sandwich the filling in between the 2 pieces of cloth and close-stitch them. Stick it on top of the cap (inside) with a glue. This will be the pin cushion.

Langkah 7: Jepit isian di antara 2 helai kain tadi dan jahit tutup. Rekatkan pada tutup kaleng (bagian dalam) dengan lem. Ini akan menjadi bantalan jarum.

DIY Tutorial: Mini Sewing Kit in a Chocolate Tin | onelmon

Step 8: Cut another small piece of cloth to hold your needles and pins.

Langkah 8: Potong sehelai kain lagi untuk jarum jahit dan jarum pentul anda.

DIY Tutorial: Mini Sewing Kit in a Chocolate Tin | onelmon

Place the thread sticks and needles & pins holder inside and close the cap. You are done making your own mini travel sewing kit or you might want to add a small pair of scissors in it.

Isi kaleng dengan stik benang dan tempat jarum jahit dan pentul tadi dan tutup kalengnya. Anda telah selesai membuat kotak peralatan jahit mini anda atau mungkin anda juga ingin menambahkan sepasang gunting kecil di dalamnya.

Just a little announcement: I will be leaving Indonesia to further my studies abroad this week so my next post will be posted from the new place. Care to guess which country I am heading to? :D

I was quite amused when I found out that there are so many people in different parts of the world actually reuse the tin in the same way. Does anyone in your family also use the cookie tin to store the sewing kit? If so, high-five! I hope you enjoy this tutorial. For more craft tutorials, you can visit the blog’s facebook page, twitter, pinterest, google plus and bloglovin via the clickable buttons below or subscribe through rss reader and email. Have a question? Just drop me an email or leave a comment below! Thank you for reading and do drop by again!

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    • Thanks a lot, Mette! There are tons of great projects that can be made from this simple tin, don’t you agree :) Things are hectic here but I hope I can keep this crafting spirit within me now that I’ve moved to a new place!

    • Thanks, Karen! We have eclipse mints too here but it’s a shame that I am not a mint fan :( Lucky I found this chocolate tin that has almost the same size :D

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