Having a safety pin in your purse is a very important item for quick clothing fixes. If your luggage zipper breaks or the fastener falls off, you can use a safety pin to reattach. You can also use a safety pin to hold together a hole on a coat, secure a broken bra strap, and more. Most hotels and b&bs will have a small sewing kit you could use later. But if you’re at the train stop or hopping on a plane with and your zipper breaks, you will be glad you brought a safety pin along.
If you’re like me, you’ve had dozens of friends think twice before letting you borrow their clothing because you are fantastic at spilling things on and snagging some prized pieces.
Never fear, though. I’ve learned a few things to do in an emergency situation. And nothing says clothing emergency more than when you’re traveling and only have a select number of items because you’ve packed smart.
When you’re at home, you have a lot of things at your disposal for quick fixes, but when you’re on the run or jumping from plane to bus to airplane, it’s not a good time for ruining a clothing item.
Bring a safety pin.