Alternative Name(s): Sewing Kit, Hussif

Sewing kit, known as a 'housewife' ('hussiff') issued to William Sorell during World War I. The kit contains thread, a tailor's thimble, needles, pins and a waxy compound in small compartments.

William Sorell was a stoker on H.M.A.S. Melbourne during World War I. Part of the W.M. Sorell Collection.

Physical Description

Dark cloth roll with two internal pockets secured with buttons. An internal panel of a coarse-weave fabric has several pins, a needle and a safety pin attached. The kit also contains thread, buttons, a tailor's thimble and a waxy compound (likely to wax threads). The kit rolls up and is secured by a cloth tape.

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