Travel Sewing Kit

Travel sewing kit

If you follow me on my blog, you would have already seen my travel sewing kit, but as it’s hand sewing week here at And Sew We Craft, it’s getting another airing!

I am heading off for a weekend away at the end of the month, and as I’m meeting up and staying with a crafty friend, I felt I needed to bring some hand sewing I could do. For me, this doesn’t mean English paper piecing, it means cross stitching. And rather than using the small ziplock bag that I have had them in for years, I figured this was a good source of motivation to make my own travel sewing kit.

Travel sewing kit front

I used a hybrid of the tutorial from Lots Of Pink Here and the cover from the sewing kit in Patchwork, Please! by Ayumi Takahashi, which I attempted miniaturise and lost a bit of accuracy along the way. I used some of my favourite Japanese sewing prints and a tape measure fabric for the binding and ties – it’s all about the sewing here.

Travel sewing kit inside storage

Inside I have plenty of space to¬† store all my bits and pieces! You can see a cross stitch packet peeking out from the pocket behind the clear zippered pouch on the left (which contains some floss and my Clover thread cutter), some floss in the middle section’s pockets and another clear pocket on right so I can see what’s inside easily. Which is more of my cross stitch works-in-progress! And it’s the perfect size to fit in my handbag, and has meant I actually do some of it, instead of them languishing in my cupboard.

How do you store your handwork? Share your favourite tips!

Alyce (226 Posts)

Living in Japan, Alyce spends her days mothering 2 little monkeys, quilting, blogging at Blossom Heart Quilts, and revelling in the fabrics of Japan!


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  1. […] first project completed from Patchwork, Please! was the sewing pouch. I adapted it a bit, but the gorgeous star patchwork on the front is still the same, if a little wonky and points […]

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