A lot has been written on how to become a better knitter but not many people know the most effective ways of knitting while travelling. You got to admit that travelling is stressful, but it doesn’t have to boring. I distract myself with entertainment and knitting. Especially when I am travelling by plane all I need is my knitting bag, my noise cancellations headphones and a good line up of audio books and podcasts.
The key is preparation, organization, and execution. Before you decide to carry your project with you, think carefully of the things you will need to protect your beautiful creation.
You will need your knitting accessories, enough yarn and a good knitting bag to carry all your knitting items. Depending on the size of your project you can get craft pouches, petite organisers, craft organisers, tool organisers, craft tote bags, needle organisers or crafters baskets. The Crafters Basket from Yazzii which I bought at the Australian Quilt Convention in Melbourne has turned many heads.
Whenever you have a trip coming up please make a detailed checklist. Choose smaller projects that are interesting enough to work on for extended periods of time. You don’t want to take on something that’s challenging and stressful. It will only lead to headaches and you will feel the need to block out everything that’s going on around you.
Do some research and give a thought to all the tools and things you need to carry along and check the latest TSA regulations.
- Always prep your yarn
- Don’t stuff your carry-on with project and yarn.
- Don’t carry long scissors
- Take stitch markers to mark the project on breaks
- Consider using stitch holders to save your project.
- Always carry a measuring tape
- If working with two colours take yarn guides
- Take needle gauge and needle caps
- Carry a row cutter
- Avoid yarn cutters
- Don’t carry your favorite needles and notions.
- Get limited yarn or buy at destination.
- Stick to wooden or plastic needles.
- Use circular needles as they harder to drop and won’t get lost
- Take small blunt scissors that don’t extend more than 4 inches.
Make sure you have all the supplies you need and carry your knitting tools in a separate bag or organizer to protect your yarn. Use a good knitting accessories bag to keep your knitting tools organized. There are tons of bags available in various sizes, colours, patterns and styles. Try to organize your knitting in separate project bags. Yarn tends to tangle badly so throwing your projects in one bag can create a big mess.
Separating your projects into multiple craft organizers will keep your suitcase nice and neat. It also means that you can easily grab a project without having to unpack and repack your knitting bag. Choose a knitting bag keeping in mind where and what you’re going to knit.
This will help you in deciding the best yarn bag, tote bag, or caddy you might need. I personally own a wide variety of knitting bags, threading bags and craft organizers that I use for different projects at different times. I have bought most of my bags online or at the Australian Quilt Convention and Craft and Quilt Fair.
Apart from the big knitting bags I own some very cool threading bags and quilting bags. Having crafts organizer in both mini and large size always comes in handy. All passionate knitters must have a tool organiser to keep all things neat and safe. If you knit very often and go for long trips, then I strongly recommend the Yazzii Carry All to keep everything intact.
So, if your planning on starting a new project or wish to carry along something that’s already halfway through don’t hold back. Find the right knitting bag that works best for you and take that project along. Life is too short to give up on things you love, and knitting shouldn’t be one of them.
If you’re a woman who loves crafting and your life involves knitting, sewing and quilting then being organized is the key to happiness.
The Yazzii range is comprised of multi-functional storage organizers that come in different shapes and sizes with pocket configurations that will meet all your needs. We design and manufacture creative, imaginative and multi-functional organizers that are ideal for quilters, crafters and sewing artists.
Apart from the big knitting bags we also have cool threading bags and quilting bags. We have craft organizers in both mini and large sizes to suit everyone’s requirement. We have an impressive range of tool organizers for all passionate knitters who usually hold a lot of supplies and need a place to keep all their delicate items neatly. We also have a wide range of compact organisers to store and carry smaller items safely.
You can store and carry your needles in style in this quilted roll style organiser which has 12 pockets for larger needles and 8 for shorter needles and crochet hooks. The bag also has 2 additional see-through pockets for circular needles or other accessories. The larger needles are protected with a fabric flap. The case has a three-way fold with a Velcro closure.
An excellent idea to store your small craft notions or jewellery. There are 6 clear see-through pleated pockets. The pleats allow for expansion to hold bulkier notions or larger earrings. Both rows are zippered for security. There is a generous Velcro Tab closure. Great little storage case to organise the little things and carry in your handbag or a larger Yazzii bag.
Finally, a total solution for all your crochet hooks, smaller accessories, patterns and some area to store threads as well. There are ample of slots for your collection of crochet hooks and there is a fabric flap that covers your hooks for extra protection.
This multifunctional small pouch has 7 pockets – five of these have see-through plastic for viewing and quick retrieval of your craft supplies! The plastic is gusseted so that it will comfortably stretch to take larger items. The organiser can be folded with a generous Velcro strip to keep its contents secure. This is a great pouch for small projects.
A classic clutch style organiser with 4 gusseted and zippered see through pockets. View and access your colourful thread collection with ease in this practical and functional thread storage case. It is secured by a Velcro strap and elastic straps in the middle provides a way to hold your scissors, tools or pens. It can hold approx. 48 to 50 spools of thread depending on the size. A perfect solution to carry your threads to a class, retreat or home storage.
One of the top complaints that’s users have regarding craft organisers is that they have the inability to use their bags in a variety of situation. But that is clearly taken care of when you browse through the range of bags and organizers that Yazzii offers. All our designs offer versatility and flexibility and you can easily shuffle between light loads and long adventurous.
Here is our customer’s experience with our fabric bags.
“Crafters are always on the lookout for interesting ways to store their most precious items. They are generally quite organised with the way they work and prefer a systematic lifestyle where they can have all that they need at arm’s length whenever they want to use it.
There are many kinds of craft storage ideas and solutions available these days. Few of them don’t require you to buy anything and you can just use things around the house and make your own while others may demand a trial and error method where you will have to try them yourself and see if they really work for you.
In my case I was clear that I needed fabric craft organisers to store my yarns, needles, notions, stitch markers etc. I have nothing against the usage of plastic containers and tin boxes they work just fine for some people, but I personally find them impractical and uninteresting.
If you love fabric as much as I do just got to your local stores which sells craft supplies and you will be surprised how many wonderful fabric organisers there are to choose from. They are super attractive, extremely pretty and highly irresistible.
You can also check the numerous online stores that offer a very impressive range of fabric organisers in various colours, shapes and sizes.
Exhibitions in your town, city or state is another place to find these beautiful storage cases. The craft community is gaining rapid popularity with more and more crafters showing interest in the field and therefore there is flow in the market to suffice that requirement.
I regularly visit The California Road Show in Australia which is a crafters paradise. Three ago when I went looking for some specific yarns and tools for my next project, I came across a brand called Yazzii. They make multifunctional storage organizers that come in different shapes and sizes with pocket configurations that will meet all your needs. They design and manufacture creative, imaginative and multi-functional organizers that are ideal for quilters and crafters. Apart from craft organisers they also have a wide range of organizers to store your jewellery and makeup on the go. Their quilted design is very pretty, and their bags come in 7 trendy colours and the fabric is exclusive and elegant. The entire range is available online as well on ………………………
My first buy from Yazzii was The Deluxe Craft Storage Organiser – This large double sectioned craft organiser will allow you to have everything at your fingertips. It has a total of 15 pockets – 10 in the upper section, with 5 more in the lower section along with a pin cushion. With generous pockets of various sizes, it is suitable for all crafts such as sewing, quilting, applique, knitting, crocheting and more. It is also a great size for carrying your machine feet. You can also use this bag as a jewellery organizer, and it will ensure the safety of all your items and accessories. The cushioned roll is very handy to store bracelets, watches and rings.
Ever since then I bought many different styles of threading bags and quilting bags that they offer along with fold up cases and I never had an issue with the stitch, fabric or zippers.
I am happy I found the one stop shop to get all that I will ever need to store what I love the most. ”
It really doesn’t matter if you are a frequent traveller or somebody who travels occasionally. Knowing the contents of a well-equipped knitting bag and a clear understanding of what you need carry and how will always come handy.
One great piece of advice “Keep It Basic”. Different travel plans to different places via different modes calls for different things to carry. Ask yourself the tough questions… Do I really need this? Can I live without them? Was this useful the last time? No matter how tempted you are don’t get carried away.
Yazzii offers a wide variety of knitting bags and craft organisers to combat all your travel hues and craft storage issues. We take a lot of pride in making our bags by hand instead of machines, thus involving designers in the majority part of the manufacturing process and increasing precision and innovation in our designs.
This is one of our most innovative knitting bags. It has three separate storage areas. The front section has a larger zippered section which opens to a storage area and 5 zippered see-through pockets to keep your circular and interchangeable needles or crochet hooks. There is also an external zippered pocket that runs horizontally to store straight knitting needles. The large main section has six separate pockets to organise various yarns. It also has a large storage section in the middle to carry your knitting project which is very helpful. It has a comfortable crossed carry handles for perfect balance and the quilted finish looks great. This bag is designed for knitters, by knitters and has room for everything you need making your future projects even more enjoyable.
This bag is a crafter’s dream and it can be an ideal gift for someone you love. There are 20 see-through zippered pockets of various sizes to hold all your craft accessories, with enough additional space for unfinished projects and a 12 by 18 quilt mat board. With its big size and many compartments, the Yazzii Carry All is really every crafters dream. No matter what craft or project your working on it will be easier with this ultimate craft storage organiser. It has comfortable straps which is ideal to take the craft with you whenever you travel or attend classes or groups.
This large double sectioned craft organiser will allow you to have everything at your fingertips. It has a total of 15 pockets – 10 in the upper section, with 5 more in the lower section along with a pin cushion. With generous pockets of various sizes, it is suitable for all crafts such as sewing, quilting, applique, knitting, crocheting and more. It is also a great size for carrying your machine feet. You can also use this bag as a jewellery organizer, and it will ensure the safety of all your items and accessories. The cushioned roll is very handy to store bracelets, watches and rings.
You can carry your needles in style in this quilted roll style organiser which has 12 pockets for larger needles and 8 for shorter needles and crochet hooks. The bag also has 2 additional see-through pockets for circular needles or other accessories. The larger needles are protected with a fabric flap. The case has a three-way fold with a Velcro closure.
This multi-purpose organizer has 7 see-through zippered compartments and a zippered external pocket. You can use it as a thread organizer or to hold your notions and craft supplies for classes and retreats. Included in this bag is a separate zippered clear pouch to carry your books, patterns or fabric blocks.
All Yazzii bags are made from the highest quality of materials and aim at maintaining the highest standards.