SINGER Small Sewing Basket with Accessories

Last updated date: November 16, 2019

DWYM Score
8.5


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 72 expert reviews, the SINGER SINGER Small Sewing Basket with Accessories placed 9th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note December 16, 2019:
Checkout The Best Sewing Project Kit for a detailed review of all the top sewing project kits.

Expert Summarized Score
8.7
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.2
342 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The basket includes a tray that will help you keep all these accessories organized, as well as an easy-open fastener and collapsible handle.
- The Spruce Crafts
October 14, 2019 | Full review
Great for kids and sewists who are just getting started. The coloring is attractive and the size is perfect.
- Ah Joo
It comes with an excellent carrying handle.
- Sewing Machines View
It has a tray in order to make extra space. Adorable basket with many high-quality sewing tools.
- Mary Janes And Galoshes
November 7, 2019 | Full review
Easy to fasten closure and collapsible handle.
- GetBestSewingMachine
They are fundamental nonpartisan hues, similar to red, dark colored, green high contrast. The removable plastic plate will help you to hold your things cleverly set up.
- Creativezib
The basket comes in a miniature size, which is simply amazing for carrying and obviously for storing as well. In addition to this, the basket has been given a more impressive look with the use of multi colors.
- Sewing Spider
What experts didn't like
Smaller than anticipated.
- Ah Joo
This is a bit small in size.
- Sewing Machines View
Some buyers did not receive every tool.
- Mary Janes And Galoshes
November 7, 2019 | Full review
Small seems to be the problem with this product. Not only the box but the items are also small.
- GetBestSewingMachine

From The Manufacturer

The SINGER small sewing basket and set of basic notions is the perfect beginner's sewing kit. The basket features a lively bright dot print and easy-to-fasten closure. The basket comes with basic notions, including 10 assorted hand needles, 100 dressmaker pins (size 17, 1 1/16 inch), 5-inch fabric scissors, 10 mini thread spools (10 yards each) needle threader, pin cushion, seam ripper, 60-inch tape measure and a thimble. A tray insert is included to add extra space for storage and organization.

Overall Product Rankings

1. SINGER Vintage Sewing Basket with Accessories
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 17
3. ARTIKA Sewing KIT
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 6
4. SINGER Sewing Basket with Accessories
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 11
5. SAKEYR Mini Sewing Kit
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 1
6. Marcoon Sewing KIT
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 1
7. WeeCosy Sewing Kit
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 2
8. ilauke 50-Piece Bobbins Sewing Threads Kit
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 2
9. SINGER Small Sewing Basket with Accessories
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 9
10. Coquimbo Sewing Kit
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 12

An Overview On Sewing Project Kits

Sewing is an excellent skill to have whether you want to make small repairs to your clothes or create your own fashions. When you’re just starting out, it’s hard to know which of the different tools you will need. Plus, if you want to complete a specific kind of project — a craft for example — you may need to purchase specialized items for the job. A sewing project kit is a great choice when you need a number of different tools and threads for your tasks.

“Sewing project kits are available for either a specific project or a type of task,” says Vicki Liston, writer, producer and narrator of “On The Fly…DIY,” an award-winning home improvement and DIY show of unique project tutorials for the casual DIY’er. “For example, a basic sewing project kit would have the tools you’d typically use for many projects, such as measuring tape, fabric scissors, a seam ripper, needles, pins and a few different colored thread spools.”

This is a handy purchase for those who do not have any sewing tools and want to start working on several different kinds of sewing projects.

“Conversely, a specific kit might include only the fabric, thread, buttons and other materials needed to make a cute stuffed purple unicorn,” says Liston. “In the case of the former, you are purchasing the tools for several potential projects as well as emergency mending needs, and in the latter, you are only purchasing what you require for that particular finished item.”

When you’re on the hunt for sewing kits, it’s important to keep your skill level in mind.

“If you are looking for a specific project to complete, kits not only come in a variety of cool options but they are tailored to skill level and age,” says Liston. “If you’ve never picked up a needle and thread in your life, the beginner skill kits will include detailed step-by-step instructions, vivid pictures, and usually pre-cut fabric.”

This is a good choice for older kids who are interested in sewing as well as novice adults. Liston adds, “The more intermediate level kits will still include instructions but you’ll need to measure and cut out patterns and fabric yourself.”

If you’re looking for sewing kits that are created for specific ages, keep an eye out for the sharp objects.

“Rounded scissors and blunt needles are best for little fingers as they encourage their fine motor skills while minimizing the potential for bloodshed and tears. Adult-appropriate kits should include the real deal — sharp fabric scissors, needles and pins,” shares Liston.

DYWM Fun Fact

Sewing is one of the first skills learned by humans. Did you know that 27,000 years ago, people kept themselves warm by sewing together animal furs to wear? Their needles were made from fish bones or longhorns.

Metal needles didn’t become common until around 4000 B.C. when the ancient Egyptians began to create clothes that were fastened by copper pins. The first steel needles were brought to Europe in the 14th century and came from the Middle East.

The Sewing Project Kit Buying Guide

  • One of the most important elements to pay attention to when purchasing a sewing project kit is what the package includes. You don’t want to end up with things you don’t need — or be missing items you really want. “Before purchasing a sewing project kit, read the list of included items first,” reminds Liston. “If you are making a specific one-time project, ensure it contains all the needed materials and tools. It can be disappointing to open a new kit, only to find that the manufacturer assumed you already had a plethora of pins on hand.” Be sure to also pay attention to the quality of the items inside. “A basic sewing project kit, meant to be used for project after project, should always contain high-quality, durable tools that will last you for years,” says Liston.
  • The SINGER Vintage Sewing Basket with Accessories is great for a beginner sewer or for adding to already existing tools. It comes with 10 hand needles, 100 dressmaker pins, scissors, 10 mini thread spools, a needle threader, a pin cushion, a seam ripper, a tape measure and a thimble. The Craftster’s Woodland Animals Craft Educational Kit is designed for children ages seven through 12 and is specifically for making small stuffed animals. It comes with five pre-cut animal sewing projects, six colors of embroidery thread, five sewing needles, 40 straight pins, a pin cushion, scissors, non-toxic fabric glue, stuffing, easy-to-follow instructions and a portable carrying case. On the other hand, the ARTIKA Sewing KIT is perfect for experienced sewers who need to use their tools on the go. The 100-piece kit comes with 30 spools of thread in different colors, large scissors, measuring tape, 30 golden-eye needles, wonder clips, a threader, safety pins, and many other must-have items for advanced sewers. The Coquimbo Sewing Kit is designed for those who like to make their own everyday repairs at home. It comes with needles, thread, scissors, buttons, a thimble, threader tools, a seam ripper and all the necessary sewing tools you’ll need.
  • Another important factor to consider when thinking about which sewing project kit to purchase is the location of your activity. “Where will you be using your sewing project kit?” asks Liston. “If you plan to sew primarily at home, I recommend a larger-sized kit that will allow you to grow into it. The container should permit you to keep its contents neatly organized and easy to locate within its compartments, elastic straps or pockets. There’s nothing worse than sticking your hand into a kit and meeting the wrong end of a needle,” Liston adds. For many sewers, it’s also important to take into account the look of the kit. “Kits come in myriad colors and styles to complement your décor; some blend so well that you may not even know they are for sewing,” says Liston. The SINGER Vintage Sewing Basket with Accessories and the Coquimbo Sewing Kit are both large kits that can be used at home or on-the-go.
  • On the other hand, keep mobility in mind if you need to use your sewing tools out of the house. “If you know you’ll be sewing on-the-go more often than not — on-the-spot mending scenarios — opt for a smaller, more compact kit,” guides Liston. “These are lightweight, can be tucked away in a purse, backpack, or car and are at the ready when you need them.” The Craftster’s Woodland Animals Craft Educational Kit and the ARTIKA Sewing KIT are both compact kits that making traveling with your sewing tools easy. While they can also be used at home, their compact design makes them easy to take on the road.