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Sewing and Crafting While Traveling

I’ve been asked several times in e-mails and by friends and family how I’ve managed to do all the sewing and crafting that I do when I’m traveling from contract to contract with Dave. Today I thought I’d share the items we make sure to fit in the car.

Traveling and Crafting take alongs

Inside the dark blue bag pictured above is a portable Singer sewing machine of 1970s vintage.

I call this bag my Aloha duffel bag because we bought it while living on Maui.

Aloha Duffel Bag

Contents of the Aloha Duffel Bag

As you can see… it holds a lot!

The world’s largest zippered bag holds my 36” cutting mat, a 24” ruler, a 15.5” square ruler and a 6” square rule.

World's Largest zippered bag

Cutting mat and rulers

I’m also able to fit other things in it that need to lie fairly flat such as interfacing, my cutting mat, and quilt rulers! (<-affiliate links)

My new embroidery tote carries its fair share of embroidery, crochet and other crafting supplies.

Contents of embroidery tote

A set of sheets came in the clear plastic zippered bag in the top photo. If you look closely you’ll see that it’s used to store fabric.

And to finish things off, the long, narrow blue plaid bag in the center front of that top photo contains all my knitting needles.

So that’s how I’ve been able to continue to sew, embroider, crochet and knit while we’ve been leading this gypsy life (on steroids) for the past three years.


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1 Comment

  • Mary
    November 15, 2014 10:59 am

    Great idea. You surely get a lot in that bag!!!

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