Modern sewing kit 

At first glance, the tool kit of contemporary Inuinnait seamstresses seems significantly different than those of the past. Closer inspection shows that only the types of materials have changed. Manufactured steel needles and thimbles have replaced ones previously formed from copper, antler and bone. Plastic measuring tapes now stand in for sinew and measurements gauged by hand lengths. The art of hand sewing continues in much the same way as it always has.