I'm thinking of working on an applique piece on a 4 hour flight. What kind of cutting tool can I take to cut my thread (other than my teeth) that is allowed on a plane? And are sewing needles allowed also?
I just returned from a trip and was working on a cross stitch piece, I had a very small pair of scissors and my needle in my carry on - and no one ever said a thing.
According to the TSA site, you can bring, "Scissors - metal with pointed tips and blades shorter than four inches", either carry on or checked baggage.
Have a nice trip!
An empty floss container.
are you traveling in the us? some airlines outside the us will confiscate any sharp objects. even knitting needles. domestic flights let you carry little scissors, i get the little cheap ones with the flowered handles. i get my sewing bag out so they don't have to dig for it.
richard, i usually have tons of pins and needles and no one has ever told me i could only have two. i suppose some day they will bust me for that. : ) i won't be the first time i've been busted in line.
gini in north idaho
Gini, I got busted in line one time for the underwire in my bra and metal in my boots.. I was really embarrased when this happen..Barbara
EAT!! SLEEP !! QUILT!!
i haven't been embarrassed by them, but it sure is a hassle.
I get busted going through TSA every single time. I have to go through special body pat downs and scans since I've had hip repaclement, back fusion, hand and elbow surgeries. I'm blessed every day when I get o my sewing machine, Traveling, I try to take crochet or simple needle work. So far that's been the least problem, but who knows what's next. If I'm not mistaken you can take nail clippers now.