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A Fun Find! $11 Sewing Kits for $1 Each ~ Perfect for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

Guess what's on my Christmas wish list? Sewing kits!  My daughter stumbled upon these great Singer sewing kits while at a local dollar store picking up the last of the toothbrushes we needed for 2014.  She bought a few for my 10 to 14 year old boxes this year and said they had dozens left.  I quickly added it to my Christmas wish list!  I love getting presents I can use in Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.

Sewing kits for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

Some had these stickers on them showing the original price as $10.99.

They contain larger scissors and these little scissors in the mending kit inside.  My daughter wants to add extra needles -- she says needles are easy to loose and their thread will be useless without them.  I
have some from my mom's sewing stuff I'll be able to add to some.

Sewing and mending kit.

They come in a variety of colors and the scissors and tape measures inside match.  I think it might be fun to mix them up! Blue scissors in the pink case with a yellow tape measure.

I thought a fat quarter or more of fabric folded up and tucked inside would be nice.  So I added the leftover fabric from the apron that will be in the box with it.  UPDATE:  Sarah has done a post since this one that talks about Enhancing Sewing Kits & How Much Fabric to Add to an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox.  She has taken over the 10 to 14 year old girl boxes and has had a ball adding goodies to these sewing kits.

10 to 14 year old girl shoebox idea for Operation Christmas Child.

For the ones I have left, or any I might get for Christmas, I want to add some buttons, too.  I didn't have time this year in the midst of packing week to get that together.

Do you add shoebox packing supplies to your Christmas wish list?  What's the funnest shoe box find you have come across?

If you'd like to see more of our shoebox stockpile purchases, each Saturday Sarah shares our additions to our stockpile.  You can see them all here:  Shoebox Stockpile Saturday ~ Adding to Our Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Stockpile.


Suzanne Broadhurst said...

WOW! That's awesomely, wowly incredible! Nice score, Daughter of Simply Shoeboxes!

Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

I thought so, too, Suzanne! :-) I was especially thrilled they had the tape measures and both large and small scissors.

Amy said...

What is the name of the dollar store where your daughter found them? I hope I can find some in my area!

Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

Amy, it is in such a limited area, that is why I didn't mention it. It is Mighty Dollar (in SC, NC & KY). http://mightydollar.org/

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