In earlier times, anyone who might have to reattach a button carried one of these sewing rollups, portable mending kits, also called huswifs. They often held tiny scissors, a thimble, embroidery threads, buttons, and pins. I made this one in red and brown cotton fabrics based on a pattern in Early American Life magazine, measuring 4 1/4" x 9 1/2". It has 3 little pockets to hold sewing needfuls and is embellished with a stuffed little heart and a small piece of wool on the bottom pocket for a rusty safety pin and a couple of buttons. (Scissors and pins not included.) It rolls up in thirds to 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" and has a little button on the back to keep it closed.