I promise I don’t have a thing for purses, really, but you wouldn’t know it from my ever-evolving range of travel bags! I got to thinking last night as I was traveling back from Pasadena, though, that I seem to have an abundance of travel kits for sewing that fit into a variety of containers, for a variety of uses, and am equally obsessed with seeking out clever little kits people make and sometimes sell.

Back row from L to R: an eye glass case, a makeup bag, a jewelry case. Front: a gift card tin.
Back row from L to R: an eye glass case, a makeup bag, a jewelry case. Front: a gift card tin.

As I bet we all do, I spend almost as much time on my travel kit as I do on packing for the trip. And packing the kids. And the car. At the end of the day, though, there are the necessaries, and the kinda-like-to-haves. My necessaries fit in the tin, and as I add more, I work up to the other sizes.

I’m curious, what do you use for traveling, and what is in your kit? My absolute necessities are a pair of Kai double-bend blunt nose scissors, a few types of thread (my M-class bobbins hold a lot of thread and fit), needles of some sort, and thread conditioner. ¬†And the project of course!

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