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What craft tools can I take on holiday?

Want to craft on the plane, but not sure what tools you are allowed to take with you?

Here's my handy guide to help you out crafty babe!

Knitting Needles

You can pack knitting needles in both your carry-on or checked baggage. But be aware that some airline prefer you to take wooden or plastic knitting needles on board.

Crochet Hooks

Yes, crochet hooks are allowed on airplanes, as with anything with a sharp pointy end, it's best to wrap it up nice and snug in some fabric.


Although you can pack a pair of scissors in your checked baggage with no issues, there is a rule for bringing them through security. If your scissors are longer than four inches from the pivot point, you can't bring them through. Instead, check them in your bag.

Any pair smaller than four inches should be allowed. Just make sure to remove them from your carry-on bag and place them in the tray as you pass through; that way, security won't have to rummage through your bag to find them.

Alternatively take a pair of nail clippers for snipping threads or even a pack of dental floss as the little blade will work great for threads in a craft emergency!

Sewing Needles

Sewing needles are totally fine in your carry-on bag. but if in any doubt switch to plastic ones for bigger projects. Make sure all needles are stored in a good pin cushion or case.

Keep in mind that rotary cutters and tools that have blades on them must be packed in your checked luggage.

Pack up your craft kit in a clear case so that it's easy for security to see what you have, and if unsure pop it into the tray.

Be prepared that you might have to surrender some items if they don't meet regulations, so leave any sentimental tools at home. Sometime you have the option to ship these items home, so bring a padded stamped addressed envelope just in case!

Make sure you check with your individual airline, as they might have different regulations!!


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