Sewing kits come in all sizes. This one is housed in an older (Oh, the horror!!) Cigarette case. While the two halves fit together tightly, this is by no means waterproof. I do believe it can be classified as dustproof... When opened you find this. The plastic card is the size of a common credit card. To the left of photo is a thimble, small spool of nylon thread and a threading 'helper'.. Five (5) each safety pins and a pair of very sharp folding scissors. All held in place with even more rubber bands. Surprise! It is actually a pair of plastic cards. I put a sample above the one so you can see what they look like uploaded. The felt holds needles. Big and small, curved (large) and straight. Of course, how to use these tools are up to you! There are a million ways to put together a portable sewing kit. The military has come up with a few good ideas: US Army, Das Bund: Current edition for the Brit army enjoy! .