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

Knowing a few simple stitches can save your life, and these high-quality '60s German sewing kits are here to help!


One of the most overlooked items a soldier will carry is their sewing kit: made for on the fly field repairs, they have everything you'd need to patch up nearly any uniform. When new gear is happily humming along supply lines, most soldiers just opt to replace broken gear and torn clothing. Especially in the era of "low intensity" conflicts, the humble sewing kit has fallen by the wayside.

 

But you? You won't always have the benefit of just "ordering another one."

 

The human animal is vulnerable to the elements. When we traded comfortable fur for sleek, hairless bodies to keep cool, it helped make us an apex predator—but it also left us incredibly fragile.

 

That's where your uniform comes in. Whether you're serving, training outdoors, or just want to enjoy a weekend hike, it's the second skin that shields you from the rest of the world. If you don't take care of it? You're not taking care of yourself.

 

Once you know what to look for, one of the biggest advantages of a sewing kit is preventative maintenance—a loose thread or poorly secured seam can be fixed before it becomes an even larger issue. Combined with a few YouTube tutorials, you'll find that you can dramatically stretch the functional lifespan of your clothing. These kits are dirt cheap, can save your clothes in a pinch, and are small enough to forget about when slipped inside a pack or snuck into a pocket. There's no reason not to add one to your stash today.

 

 

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

 

Condition

Lightly used—as mentioned above, while these were carried and may have seen some use, the current trend among personnel is to replace over repair, leaving these kits in great shape.

    West German Bundeswehr Sewing Kit

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    Based on 70 reviews
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    Knowing a few simple stitches can save your life, and these high-quality '60s German sewing kits are here to help!


    One of the most overlooked items a soldier will carry is their sewing kit: made for on the fly field repairs, they have everything you'd need to patch up nearly any uniform. When new gear is happily humming along supply lines, most soldiers just opt to replace broken gear and torn clothing. Especially in the era of "low intensity" conflicts, the humble sewing kit has fallen by the wayside.

     

    But you? You won't always have the benefit of just "ordering another one."

     

    The human animal is vulnerable to the elements. When we traded comfortable fur for sleek, hairless bodies to keep cool, it helped make us an apex predator—but it also left us incredibly fragile.

     

    That's where your uniform comes in. Whether you're serving, training outdoors, or just want to enjoy a weekend hike, it's the second skin that shields you from the rest of the world. If you don't take care of it? You're not taking care of yourself.

     

    Once you know what to look for, one of the biggest advantages of a sewing kit is preventative maintenance—a loose thread or poorly secured seam can be fixed before it becomes an even larger issue. Combined with a few YouTube tutorials, you'll find that you can dramatically stretch the functional lifespan of your clothing. These kits are dirt cheap, can save your clothes in a pinch, and are small enough to forget about when slipped inside a pack or snuck into a pocket. There's no reason not to add one to your stash today.

     

     

    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

     

    Condition

    Lightly used—as mentioned above, while these were carried and may have seen some use, the current trend among personnel is to replace over repair, leaving these kits in great shape.

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      Reviewed by Josh P., from United States
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      Stop Pestering Your Mother/GF/Wife

      Stop pestering your mother/girlfriend/wife to fix your gear and learn to do it yourself. Contains everything you need to start learning, while also giving you a comfy Cold War vibe every time you open it.

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      Reviewed by Francisco, from United States
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      Nice little kit

      Good stuff, has everything needed for field repairs. I ordered two kits and did find some items in one that weren’t in the other, but for the price I can’t complain.

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      Reviewed by Jon S., from United States
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      Not west German

      The sewing kit was good, but it was dated 2011

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      Damn didn't know they were still making them, we'll have to update the description. The OGs were definitely W. German

      Reviewed by Aaron, from United States
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      Here's your dang review

      I ordered some German surplus OD t-shirts as well as some German desert combat tees with the flag on the sleeves. I ordered all LARGE sizes and I'm guessing people in Europe must be tiny, because at 5'10" and 200 lbs of pure dad-bod these things fit more like a medium or a small. The fit with the OD shirts was extremely inconsistent.... Some were literally gigantic, like XXXXL while others were more like a medium / large (or somewhere in between). They were all labelled as large so not sure what's going on there.

      Either way, they're cheap so I ordered a bunch expecting the fit would be weird for some of them. The ones that fit are actually awesome. The Desert combat tees have a nice cotton/poly blend that reminds the football pants I wore in highschool - breathable but tough. The OD tees are more rigid and come in all sorts of shapes and sizes depending on which Austrian or German giant might have worn them before you.

      The French Foreign Legion cold-weather socks are literally long enough to pull up to my thigh, which I find oddly provacative.

      The sewing kit is just plain cool. For $5.00 you get a full repair kit and it's not lacking in any of the essentials.

      Overall I give 4 stars because a large should be a large. I shouldn't be paying for all this stuff and rolling the dice on weather a bundle of shirts all marked "large" are going to be completely different from one shirt to the next. Hell some of them are small enough for my wife to wear.

      I will…

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      Reviewed by Dynamite A., from United States
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      Very good quality and very useful

      A nice addition to your kit just in case for piece of mind and actual use.

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