West German Bundeswehr Sewing Kit
West German Bundeswehr Sewing Kit
West German Bundeswehr Sewing Kit

One of the most maligned and overlooked items in a soldier's equipment is the field repair kit, also known as the sewing kit. In fact, when supplies are happily humming to and from your army, most soldiers tend to just replace broken gear or torn clothing. Especially in the era of "low intensity" conflicts, the humble sewing kit has fallen to the wayside.

All of that said, knowing a few simple stitches can quite literally save your life. The human animal is a weak one when it comes to the elements. Long ago we traded comfortable fur for sleek (relatively) hairless bodies and high-performance cooling. That trade helped make the human an apex predator. It also made us incredibly fragile.

These high-quality German sewing kits date from the 1960s and contain everything you need to repair nearly any uniform. They are also dirt cheap and small enough to forget about inside a pack or sneak into a pocket. Combined with a few YouTube tutorials, you will find that you can stretch the usable life of your clothing a lot longer. Once you know what to look for, one advantage of a sewing kit is actually preventative maintenance — a loose thread or poorly secured seam can be stopped before it becomes an issue.

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  • Full contents are pictured in the product images
  • Includes: replacement buttons, thimble, needle set, scissors
  • The thread provided is enough to perform extensive repairs on dozens of garments

    West German Bundeswehr Sewing Kit

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    One of the most maligned and overlooked items in a soldier's equipment is the field repair kit, also known as the sewing kit. In fact, when supplies are happily humming to and from your army, most soldiers tend to just replace broken gear or torn clothing. Especially in the era of "low intensity" conflicts, the humble sewing kit has fallen to the wayside.

    All of that said, knowing a few simple stitches can quite literally save your life. The human animal is a weak one when it comes to the elements. Long ago we traded comfortable fur for sleek (relatively) hairless bodies and high-performance cooling. That trade helped make the human an apex predator. It also made us incredibly fragile.

    These high-quality German sewing kits date from the 1960s and contain everything you need to repair nearly any uniform. They are also dirt cheap and small enough to forget about inside a pack or sneak into a pocket. Combined with a few YouTube tutorials, you will find that you can stretch the usable life of your clothing a lot longer. Once you know what to look for, one advantage of a sewing kit is actually preventative maintenance — a loose thread or poorly secured seam can be stopped before it becomes an issue.

    Specs

    • Full contents are pictured in the product images
    • Includes: replacement buttons, thimble, needle set, scissors
    • The thread provided is enough to perform extensive repairs on dozens of garments
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      Reviewed by TheUnknown1337, from United States
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      Best sewing kit since sewing kits.

      Everything you’ll need to repair the whole platoon’s uniforms..... and more. Trust me, it’s worth it.

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      Reviewed by timothy w., from United States
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      Great

      Awesome sewing kit I’m stashing in my bug out bag.

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      Reviewed by Andrew F., from Canada
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      Good and compact

      Has a good variety in a small pouch. Also has a thimble of decent gauge, so i feel like my fingers are safe with this. I suspect mine was used a bit, none of the thread packages match, but there seems to be a full selection in there. The thread is also very strong nylon, which is definitely nice for any outerwear repairs. The scissors also are able to cut thread, unlike most ones you would get in a small kit.

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      Reviewed by Matthew K., from Iran, Islamic Republic Of
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      classic sewing kit

      handy with a very cool retro tool at a reasonable price.

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      Reviewed by JT B., from United States
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      Sewing kit

      German field sewing kit was puuurfect for my edc bag. Smells like European vintage too!!

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