When my daughter came home for a weekend I discovered we had not even packed a needle and thread for college. She is lucky that she can come home on weekends and hand the mending off to me but not all college students can... and dollar store sewing kits can cause more frustration than not mending at all. My ideas for stocking a sewing box are simple to use items that may not even require sewing. Consider putting together mending or sewing kits for your friends who insist they don't sew or friends that like to travel. This kit is not something they can buy at a dollar store but since it's sewing month and you know how to save money by sewing, you can put together these gifts for much less than most!