For stitching out and about
1 Keep needles and pins close by with a handy wrist pincushion – check out our funky versions on page 43!
2 Make a customised travel kit. Downsize your at-home kit, picking only the essentials.
3 Always pack a few spare needles in case you lose a couple. They’re easy to drop and not so easy to find!
4 Buy a plastic wallet to protect your stitching, keeping it sealed and safe in a waterproof storage bag. 5 Pack a portable light source, such as LED glasses or a USB lamp. If you don’t have one, select a project with distinctly different colours as the lighting may not be sufficient to differentiate between thread shades.
6 Sort your threads in advance, cutting several lengths so you’ve enough to stitch on the go.
7 If travelling by plane, check if you’re allowed to take needles in your hand luggage – you might have to leave them in your checked baggage.