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eliabel posted on Wed, Jul 27 2011 2:38 PM

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? 

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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.  

Good Luck!

 

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yaners replied on Wed, Jul 27 2011 4:14 PM

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!

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Marie replied on Wed, Jul 27 2011 4:19 PM

An empty floss container. 

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gini replied on Wed, Jul 27 2011 8:12 PM

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.

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Barbara replied on Wed, Jul 27 2011 10:48 PM

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

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gini replied on Wed, Jul 27 2011 10:53 PM

i haven't been embarrassed by them, but it sure is a hassle. 

gini in north idaho

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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.

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