Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sewing On The Go

How many of you sew while a passenger in a car (or train or plane)?  I found a wonderful idea to facilitate that activity here at the SewManyWays blog.  Check it out.  Karen has so many good ideas on her blog.

It starts out with a kitchen sink sponge holder that attaches to the inside of a sink with suction cups.  In this case, I've attached it to the car window.  (I must add that this works fine, as long as you don't try to roll down the window!)  This receptacle holds many of my sewing necessaries.

A small pin cushion is simply stitched onto the holder through the holes in the plastic.

A fold-up scissors is on a lengthy ribbon for easy use.  When I'm not using it I just place it inside the plastic container.

I think the pink "tape measure" ribbon works perfectly here.  It is just attached with hot glue.  It's only for decoration.  You can also see that the thread comes right out through one of the holes in the container.  I just pull and cut off the length I need.

Below is a top view of the little container, showing how my spool of thread and needle threader/cutter fit inside.  I usually put my little blue Thread Heaven box in here, too.  Or it could be filled with English Paper Piecing papers and fabric squares.  Or thread and a  little cup holding safety pins or clips when sewing down a binding, label, or sleeve.

I should add that this small scissors (and the whole package) passed through airport security with no problem.


  1. What a great idea!! I'll have to look for one before my next "road trip".