Product recommendation - Travel sewing kit
This is one of those things that you don't realise you need it until you need it.
In an emergency situation you can sew on a button and fix a rip or tear, no matter where you are, and what time of the day or night it is. It is also a money saver, as you don't have to go and buy new clothes if you can repair a tear.
Lightweight and in its own zippered case, this product lives permanently in my suitcase, and I am surprised by how often I have used it. Not just for obvious repairs, but I have even tacked curtains together in a motel room to stop the light coming in while I was trying to sleep.
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