Sewing on the go is challenging, so here are some quite useful tips for sewing while traveling, so you can keep your creative spark alive no matter where your journey takes you.
Find a dedicated workspace
Set up a comfortable and well-lit workspace to sew, even if it’s just a small corner of your hotel room or a foldable tray table. Having a dedicated space will make your sewing experience more enjoyable and efficient.
Plan your projects
Choose projects that are suitable for working on while traveling. Opt for smaller, simpler tasks that don’t require a lot of supplies or complex machinery.
Be mindful of your surroundings
When sewing in a shared space, like on a train or in a hotel lobby, be considerate of others around you. Keep your sewing area tidy, and be aware of any noise your sewing may create.
Keep your travel sewing kit organized while you work to make it easier to find and access your tools. This also helps prevent losing items in unfamiliar surroundings.
Travel can be unpredictable, so be prepared to adapt your sewing plans as needed. You might need to make do with limited resources, or your sewing time might be interrupted by other activities. Embrace the challenge and enjoy the creative process, even if it’s a little different from your usual routine.
By following these packing and sewing-while-traveling tips, you’ll be well-prepared to continue your sewing adventures, no matter where life takes you. Here is also I video that I found very useful for making my own sewing kit, and writing this blog post by wonderful crafty Karen from “Just Get It Done Quilts”: