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What do you use to carry notions to retreats or sewing sessions?

What do you use to carry notions to retreats or sewing sessions?

Old 09-08-2019, 08:29 PM
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I have a type of craft toolbox for years. Love it. It is similar to this one https://www.amazon.com/Creative-Opti...ateway&sr=8-28
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Old 09-09-2019, 04:54 AM
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Be sure to mark your items so that they can be easily identified - - -
Absolutely !
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Old 09-09-2019, 05:00 AM
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Old cigar box with a rubber band for retreat notions. The graphics are so cool. I made a packing list which I keep in my rolling tote after I neglected to bring an extension cord & had to find a janitor to borrow one.
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Old 09-09-2019, 09:54 AM
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I used a large pair of jeans and put pockets inside and of course there are pockets in the jeans also.
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Old 09-29-2019, 02:13 PM
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I keep a folding mat and folding ruler in the roll around cart for my machine. I also have a hanging jewelry holder that has plastic compartments for the other things I need. I have a tote (like grocery tote or larger) for the fabric I need (although I used to have a small under seat type piece of luggage with wheels that worked well but finally gave out.
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Old 10-04-2019, 02:42 PM
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Try looking at the collapsible wagons at Costco. They run about $60. This is what they look like:

https://www.bing.com/search?q=costco+collapsible+wagon&form=EDNTHT&mkt= en-us&httpsmsn=1&plvar=0&refig=48be5011184446a0a555c6 e048750521&sp=1&ghc=1&qs=SC&pq=costco+colapsa&sk=P RES1&sc=8-14&cvid=48be5011184446a0a555c6e048750521&cc=US&set lang=en-US

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Old 10-05-2019, 04:03 AM
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I made a tote bag with lots of pockets, I also made little zipper bags to hold the small stuff before I throw it in the tote. I made them out of light colored fabric and wrote on them with a fabric pen so I know what is in them. I put a zipper in the top of the tote bag so nothing spills out and I made long handles for it so I can use it as a shoulder bag. I also have duplicates of my scissors, rotary cutter, bobbins, etc., because I go to sewing club every week. I kept using my JoAnn coupons to buy the duplicates.
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Old 10-05-2019, 08:55 PM
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I have 2 different travel machines - one is a FW and the other is a small Europro. When I am going somewhere with a swing machine I decide which one is going by what I will be doing. The Europro has a zig zag stitch and the FW does not. So if I don't need the zig zag the FW goes. Both machines have a supply of threat - not a lot, but some basic. And I have a Longaberger cake basket that is my sewing basket. It has the plastic inserts so the needles, pins, scissors, (anything sharp) stays on top. Actually I have several Longaberger baskets that work as sewing baskets. If I am just going somewhere I am taking a project to keep me occupied I take a smaller basket. But if I am going on vacation or to my friend's house for a retreat then I a take the big one. Once my friend and I had met up in Las Vegas for a retreat at our timeshare and the light on her machine went out. My daughter told her to ask me if I had one - and I did. It was pretty funny since I almost thru it out because it came in a package considered a machine cleaning kit. I got it when I was traveling and needed sewing machine oil and it was the only way I could get it. So my friend thought I was really prepared for anything. :-}
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:43 AM
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Your Catch All bag is wonderful! In fact, I just ordered the pattern to make one for myself. This handled caddy is the perfect size to carry my Noble Notions stacking organizers. I believe that this is a new product on the market (I bought mine at JoAnns). They are 6-1/2" square plastic organizers that each come with their own snap on lid for separate use, but you can also remove lids and snap individual boxes tightly together to become one unit. I bought the foot accessory, bobbin and tool case. There is also a thread case. The 13" length of this caddy ...plus pockets galore ... will allow me plenty of extra space for thread spool, scissors, notions.
By Annies patterns are a bit time consuming to make (I made the backpack!!!), but they are well worth the time investment. As you can see by this caddy made by Sewbizgirl, the end result is a beautiful, professional looking bag. Great for taking to class or quilt retreats.

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Yes, you can make your own organizers for sewing stuff with patterns from ByAnnie. Her bags are great!


I've made several of her bags. The "Catch All Caddy" is my favorite for carrying supplies.


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Old 04-05-2022, 04:37 PM
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Bonza bionic gear bag pro. Great for classes and travel just pick up and go
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