Prior to a Stitch Day a few months ago, I decided that my stitch bag needed a good cleaning out and organizing. After emptying it out, I found that I didn't have too many extra things that I didn't "need" in it, like non-stichy items. I also discovered that I carry a LOT of stitch stuff when I take my stitching somewhere. Here's the bag itself.
tutorial from Colorfool Creates. I've changed the dimensions and added inside pockets and a button closure. I think I've made a half dozen of these for friends. So this one is my designated stitch bag, unless for some reason I have to carry more "necessities".
this tutorial by Luann Kessi. As you can see, I again changed the instructions a bit to make a bag that would fit my needs. Inside I keep a magnetic credit card size case to hold important items like Lift-N-Snip scissors (for frogging), a Star Detailer, a pair of Clover Tweezers, my Snag-Nabit and extra needles. There are some scissors in there too. The Clover tweezers are the best thing for pulling an errant strand of cat hair out of your stitching. I'm the only one who has to do that, right?
Soooooo, am I carrying around an excessive amount of stitching items? Or is it reasonable for going to Stitch Days where I can't just go home and get something I need? What do you carry in your stitch bag? Just the bare necessities: a WIP and some scissors? Or all the stitching supplies you'll need for every eventuality? I'm pretty happy with my stitching setup, but am curious as to what other stitchers do!
Oh, and another thing: DO NOT carry chocolate in your stitch bag. I don't care if it's wrapped. Don't do it! I learned that lesson the hard way.
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