Usually, I take a stitching project with me when I travel, and the few times I’ve flown I haven’t had a problem with my tiny travel scissors being in one of my checked bags.
However, when I travel by myself for business conferences, it’s just me and I don’t plan on paying to check my one suitcase since it’s carry-on sized. I’ll have my suitcase and my totebag/purse with me and that’s about it, I travel pretty light. Scissors in the carry-on can be hit or miss, under a certain length with a rounded tip is supposed to be fine according to most airlines. I know some folks have mentioned using nail clippers or kids scissors in the past. I like to pack a Clover Thread Cutter just so I don’t have to think about having possibly pointy things in my bag going through security.
I know they are really being picky about what passes security these days – I don’t even want to think about the TSA pat down on the way through security in Atlanta *shudder* So all of this has me wondering today, what do you take with you when you travel? I’d love to hear everyone’s travel stitching stories and tips, please leave a comment below. [Read more…]