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.
P.S. I hopped over to Etsy to see if I could find any alternatives or creative solutions and I was happy to find that CobwebCorner’s Etsy shop has a few Clover Cutter Pendant lariat necklaces premade in her shop.
They’re 29″ long, so perfect for easy wearing and thread snipping. It looks like there are three colors available right now (purple, green, red) – well, that is if you can beat me to the checkout 😉