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The Best Sewing Kits for Adults

a woman showing her granddaughter how to sew with items from a sewing kit in a boxWhether you’re sewing a rogue button or need a quick hole repair in your clothes, having a sewing kit on hand is a great way to be prepared. Whether you are a beginner or a proficient, there is a sewing kit out there for every adult. Here are some of the best sewing kits we recommend.

What to Consider in a Sewing Kit

Here’s what to know before you buy:

  • Complete: Determine if the sewing kit includes everything you need, such as needles, thread, spare buttons, etc. Some will come with more tools and accessories than others.
  • Size: There are various sizes of sewing kits, whether you plan to store them at home or need something small for travel.
  • Container: Consider what type of packaging you prefer, whether it is a standard sewing box, wooden box, portable pouch, etc.

Best Basket: SINGER 07276 Sewing Basket with Accessories

a pink sewing box with handle and tools in front of it

This cute fashion basket has every sewing essential inside and a plastic tray for organization. This basket includes an all-purpose scissor, assorted hand needles, 100 dressmaker pins, mini spools of thread, a needle threader, a pin cushion, a seam ripper, a tape measure, and a thimble. The carrying handle helps you take this basket anywhere. There is enough room in this box to store additional tools and scraps.

Best Basket

SINGER 07276 Sewing Basket with Sewing Kit Accessories, Pink & Black

A pink sewing box with a plastic tray, complete with sewing tools.

Best Value: Embroidex Sewing Kit for Home, Travel & Emergencies

A foldable black sewing kit with tools neatly stored inside

This compact sewing kit contains the most essential and best sewing tools in an organized kit. With this kit, users can quickly replace a button, repair a seam, or mend a ripped hemline. The case has easy-access gripper areas for neat storage. The kit contains a scissor, needles, 14 spools of thread, shirt buttons, a seam ripper, and a thimble.

Best for Travel: Coquimbo Sewing Kit for Traveler

A foldable black sewing kit with tools neatly stored inside and tools also in front of it

This sewing kit comes with all the necessary tools for basic repairs and is nice and compact. When opening, items won’t fall out because the needles are stored in a separate closed box, and the other accessories are securely tucked into place with elastic bands. This kit is easy to fit in suitcases or purses for wardrobe touch-ups on the go.

Most Unique: UNIKON Sewing Kit for Adult

A red sewing kit with a button loop that is open and showing interior tools

This unique sewing kit differs from traditional, ordinary kits because of its button design lifted rubber handle on the storage box. It contains all the necessary tools for basic repairs, including 30 needles, 16 different covered threads, scissors, a thimble, a threader tool, and a ruler. The items won’t fall out when you open this box as they are organized in a fixed position.

Best Box: YILONGTECH Wooden Sewing Basket with Accessories

A wooden box sewing kit with tools inside and shelf pulled out and off to left side

This all-in-one sewing kit comes in a wooden box that is portable and durable. The accessories include a mini scissor, sewing thread in 12 colors, a pincushion, sewing needles, a seam ripper, a needle threader, a thimble, a measuring tape, and an easy pull threader. The scissors easily cut through a lightweight muslin to thicker cloth, and the needle can stitch on different clothes. This sewing kit is efficiently organized and makes a great gift.

Rachel Shubin Rachel Shubin
Rachel Shubin is a freelance journalist who is passionate about telling stories. Along with writing reviews for LifeSavvy, she writes a book column for Cape May Magazine and is a reporter for the Cape May Star & Wave Newspaper. When Rachel is not writing, she can be found advocating for mental health awareness and animal rescue, reading novels, exploring Cape May, or working on her polymer clay jewelry business, Piper + Pearl Co. Read Full Bio »

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