All those back to school displays that started showing up in stores around the 4th of July finally mean something. In some places school has already begun, but for some the last hurrah of summer is still around the corner. If you’re one of those people who just can’t stop making stuff, even when you’re traveling, I’ve got some great ideas for you today. If not, some of these are handy to keep in the basket by the couch for when you can’t sit still during a movie. I can’t be the only one.
It’s nice to have something to carry your supplies in if you plan to craft in motion, and this lipstick-case-shaped Travel Sewing Case from Sew Mama Sew is as cute and it is functional.
If you’re flying, it’s handy to know exactly what you can bring on a plane. This list from Lion Brand is a good place to start, but always check the current TSA rules before you leave.
This pretty Hexie Hoop from Buttons and Butterflies on Craftsy is easy to carry and gives you a chance to work on both your English paper piecing and embroidery skills.
How fun would it be to travel across the country, embroidering each state as you go? Now you can with this Embroidered United States project from Do Small Things with Love.
Loom knitting is very portable. Get a head start on the holidays with this Loom Knit Reusable Green Wrapping from The Cheese Thief.
Weaving is a big thing right now, and a small project is easy to carry along with you. Try these Woven Coasters from Pretty Prudent.
The Perfect Loofah from Befriendmantic seems like a great gift to have on hand – just whip up a few on a trip, add it to a bag with some yummy smelling soap and you’re all set!
With some notes and maybe a few photos on your phone, organizing your yarn or embroidery thread stash on the road is doable with this printable from Look at What I Made.
As long as you’re not trying it with a king size or anything like that, hand quilting is a great portable craft, especially as the weather turns cooler. She Can Quilt offers some great tips for doing it well.
This Scissor Case from Feeling Stitchy is the kind of project that will have people leaning over your shoulder to ask what you’re making. What I want to know is, where did she get those adorable red scissors?
I love curating my Friday Favorites each week, and I want to make sure that the talented people who have created these projects are fully acknowledged for their work. Before you pin or share, please click through the link or photo to the originating website. You can also find all the projects each week on my Friday Favorites Pinterest board. Thank you!