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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      Sewing kit

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

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      A Dopp Kit For Clothes

      Everybody's got a dopp kit in some way or another. You gotta look presentable on the go. Clean shaven, smelling nice, looking good. Everybody knows this. But the same goes for your clothes. Sure, if something gets worn out you can say that it's a "style" but everyone knows you look like a crusty bum. You could buy a new one but that's wasting money. The best thing to do is to buy yourself one of these beauties.

      For the price of a fancy coffee, you can get a small folding pack that and keep your clothes together. It's got several types of thread (olive drab and black only, though), needles, thimbles, scissors, buttons, you name it. So keep yourself ship shape. Keep those fatigues going another generation. Fix your stuff.

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      ACHTUNG!

      ALLES TURISTEN UND NONTEKNISCHEN LOOKENSPEEPERS!

      DAS SEWINGMASCHINE IST NICHT FÜR DER GEFINGERPOKEN UND MITTENGRABEN! ODERWISE IST EASY TO SCHNAPPEN DER SPRINGENWERK, BLOWENFUSEN UND POPPENCORKEN MIT SPITZENSPARKEN.

      IST NICHT FÜR GEWERKEN BEI DUMMKOPFEN. DER RUBBERNECKEN SIGHTSEEREN KEEPEN DAS COTTONPICKEN HÄNDER IN DAS POCKETS MUSS.

      ZO RELAXEN UND WATSCHEN DER NEEDLEWERK.

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      Got me kit

      to fix all kinds of kaput gear. Every artist needs their tools.

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      Excellent

      Came with everything shown in the picture. Perfect for general use around the house, and small enough to carry in the field.

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