Another thing I inherited from home was my mothers sewing kit. I have seen it all my life. It was always the place to search for a needle and thread when needed. Not that my mother was any good at sewing, she really wasn’t, but during those times you mended your socks and shirts and sew button to wherever they had been lost. That was a necessity as money was short and you just couldn’t buy new things all the time.
The sewing kit is very practical. You can store more in it than its size might reveal.
During one period I though that it was ugly and had some self-adhesive plastic covering it. I later removed that again and found that the original black-and-red color actually wasn’t all that bad.
The insides of it is covered with original green cloth and padding. Just attach the needles you work with to it.
I’ve kept on the tradition to keep all the sewing stuff inside the sewing kit. I don’t do all that much sewing, but… it happens.
In the bottom department I keep wool for sock-mending… Yeah, I think some of it is as old as myself… There presently also are a lot of eyelets in there that didn’t work for one of my door-curtains (the cloth was too thick). I’ll use them for something else some time in the future.
Nowadays I like the sewing kit. It is very useful.