I've been missing in action for a little while. Scheduled posts kept the blog going, while I travelled to the other side of the country for a wedding. If you follow me on Instagram you'll have seen a few pics already. Knowing I'd have a little spare time some evenings, I took my travel sewing kit with me.
The bag itself is the Retro Reticule, which is actually intended as more of an evening bag. With the three compartments, one being zippered, it's also perfect to use as a travel sewing kit. I always have it packed with supplies for making hexies, so it's ready to grab and throw in my handbag as I run out the door.
For my trip away the kit travelled in my luggage, taking up next to no room at all. Space was at a premium thanks to all the clothes I took for the wedding - outdoors on an Autumn evening meant taking layers of warm clothes, good shoes and a handbag, as well as clothes for the rest of the visit.
So what's in my travel sewing kit...
- thread - good quality for joining the hexies
- small pair of scissors
- Clover wonder clip
- hexie templates
- fabric pre-cut
A friend gave me this tiny sewing kit years ago, and it's fabulous for holding...
- safety pins
- thread - not good quality for basting the hexies.
If I needed them, I could easily add a few pins, too.
I stayed in the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula. The beaches are simply stunning!!! Not that I went anywhere near the water.
Only the surf board riders were game enough to brave the cold.
Despite the appearance of the sun in the two beach photos, it was cold, wet and windy for most of my stay. The wedding took place in the grounds of The Old Church, at Sellicks Beach - a beautiful venue. The days on either side of the wedding were miserable (weather wise), but amazingly the rain held off for most of the special day.
Towards the end of the visit, I did manage to sew a few hexie flowers, so I'm glad I took my Retro Reticule sewing kit. Here's a few more ideas for travel sewing kits...
- Zippered Sewing Case
- Travel Sewing Kit - with 4 zippered pockets
- Zakka Style Sewing Kit
- Travel Sewing Kit - with the properties of Mary Poppin's magical bag
- Felt Travel Sewing Kitty
- Travel Sewing Kit - utilises old jeans
- Travel Sewing Kit - wallet style
- Travel Sewing Kit Made from a Clutch
- Sewing Kit
- Travel Size Sewing Kit - made from sunglasses case
How do you carry your hand sewing when you are out and about?