kit includes the following (I've included almost the whole description, because it's quite titillating):
25 finest handsewing needles, all sharps, but with assorted lengths and gauges for different types of cloth.
Black metal, wide bow scissors that are sharp from joint to tip.
The beautiful black and white tape measure is made in Germany, and measures out 60 inches on one side and 152 centimeters on the other. Soft and pliable, but stiff enough not to get tangled.
This waxy tailor’s chalk is the same one used on London’s famed Saville Row — where absolutely every seam and cut is taken seriously. It’s beige for visibility, brushes off easily and won’t stain your fabric. Use this to mark out patterns or draw lines for sewing and cutting guides.
Tailor’s beeswax is the unsung hero of sewing. Run your thread through this pure, 100% beeswax to make it stronger and last longer. Use it for the hard-working thread on buttons and it’ll be a much longer time before it needs replacing. Rub the end of a thread on it to make it much easier to put through the eye of needle. Made by the same manufacturers who supply Saville Row.
This steel tailor’s thimble is the sturdiest you’ll find. It’s open at the top so you can feel the fabric with your finger. These are vintage deadstock thimbles — among the last to be made in Britain.
A box of versatile, all-important dressmaking pins to make sure your sewing and cutting is accurate. You can’t see the difference with the naked eye between a high quality, sharply-pointed, smoothly polished pin, and a cheap one — but it will show in snags and runs in your fabric. The most avid sewers know that pins aren’t something to skimp on.
This is seam ripper gets the job done when you need to open up a seam for alterations or mend a mistake (it happens to the best of us). It’s sharpened only at the bottom of the curve so you won’t accidentally nick the fabric as you tear out the thread.
The pressed metal threader is made of sturdy steel with a good, stiff loop that will find its way quickly through the eye of a needle. It’s the last one you’ll ever own.
Deadstock vintage thimbles? The tailor's chalk used on Saville Row? If you try to tell me you don't feel lustful reading those descriptions, I'll know you're lying.
Kaufmann Mercantile is providing one kit to a lucky reader! All you have to do is comment here by the end of the day Monday, 2/27. All countries eligible. The only thing I ask is that you either include our email address in your comment, or make sure that your profile links back to some way I can contact you.
Good luck, and a big thanks to Kaufmann Mercantile!