What’s in My Travel Sewing Bag

What's in my Travel Sewing Bag?

We've all seen the “what’s in my bag” series – I'm here to flip that around for us sewers and quilters by sharing what’s in my travel sewing bag!!

Here’s the real deal…please no judging!!

Yellow chevron print with gray linen bottom zip pouch | What's inside my travel sewing bag? | Shannon Fraser Designs

I can fit quite a bit in that little pouch!!

In all fairness, I've actually been working on a several different projects, which is why you see both pins (from my basted quilts) and paper clips (from my binding).  That also explains all the different thread I'm carrying around (cotton, hand quilting cotton, pearl cotton and embroidery).  The glue stick I just tossed in there from my paper piecing projects. 

Contents of sewing pouch scattered on table with notions everywhere

Sewing notions including embroidery floss, pearl cotton thread, needles, glue stick, paper clips

Clearly my bag needs a little pairing down; I mean who needs empty thread spools?! So I plan on whittling the items down to the essentials:

  • Scissors
  • Needles – quilting and embroidery
  • Thimble
  • Frixion Marker
  • Chalk
  • Measuring tape
  • Pin cushion

Yellow and gray linen sewing bag with notions scattered | What's in my travel sewing bag? | Shannon Fraser Designs

It’s a little bit of the shoe maker’s syndrome going on over here!  I've been using a failed make-up bag as my travel sewing bag, but I've been dreaming of having a better solution for carrying my needles other than sticking them in scrap pieces of cloth.  One of these days I'm going to be rummaging in there only to jab myself with the needles.

I would love to know what your travel sewing kit essentials are! Share in the comments below so we can all pick-up some tips!




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