Interesting piece of history.
Sewing Kits issued to the Canadian Army Soldiers, called "housewife"
Oh how times have changed :)
This is stamped 1943 SS Holden LTD. Ottawa Canada.
Contains, Striped bag with 11 buttons, 2 spools of thread, a yellow thimble and a pin.
Measures 3'' by 4.5'' closed and 6.5'' opened