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This is only going to be a small section, but it’s still an important one. Although many of you out there may not be fantastic sewers, I would recommend taking a small emergency sewing kit out with you (for all those loose buttons or rips on the clothes you don’t really want to replace). I have quite a lot in my kit (mainly because I intend to do more than just repairs while I’m out in Japan), but you can get by with just a few of these basic items (in bold):

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Black/White Thread

Safety Pins (various sizes)

– Pencil

– Tailor’s Chalk

– Hemming Tape

– Thimble



– Tape measure

Various sizes of needle

– Assorted Buttons

Small Scissors

– Fabric Scissors

You should be able to get all this out there, but it would be easier to have a small stash with you and then you won’t have the panic of trying to find needle and thread when you have a huge hole in your trousers!

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