In many places where MCC works, sewing skills open the door to additional income that can help a family make ends meet. These kits are often given through MCC-supported programs that teach sewing or tailoring and provide the tools to make and mend clothing or to begin a business.

1,640 shipped last year to Haiti, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine and Serbia​

Contents (NEW items only) 

  • 3 spools white thread 
  • 3 spools black thread (each spool 250 yards minimum; all-purpose; cotton/polyester or 100% polyester)
  • 1 metric fabric tape measure
  • 1 thimble (medium size)
  • 1 dressmaker’s scissors (good quality)
  • 1 pkg needles (approx 25)
  • 1 pkg straight pins (approx 100)
  • 12 matching, shirt-style, black or white buttons (approx size ½–1 in; place loose buttons in resealable plastic bag)
  • 1 pkg sew-on snaps (approx 20–25)
  • 10 assorted safety pins

Sewing kits are distributed in a useful double drawstring cloth bag (11¾in x 16¾in). You may:

  • sew the bag yourself,
  • request bags from an MCC material resources center or 
  • donate contents that we will place in a bag.

 Bring completed sewing kits to an MCC drop-off location.