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Packing for a trip

sewmasta | Posted in General Discussion on


I thought I had seen an article in threads about packing for trips. Any idea where that is. Any ideas on packing well and simply for trips.



  1. woodruff | | #1

    It depends on where you're going and what you're doing. For example, when traveling informally in France for a couple of months, I use pretty much one smallish rollaboard for garments, and rely on black and fabrics that wash in the sink, dry overnight, and can be crushed without wrinkling.

    If I were doing diplomatic events, I would pack differently.

    What sore of traveling do you have in mind?

  2. katina | | #2

    Marcy Tilton had an excellent article in #100. There was also a lively discussion a couple of years back here on Gatherings.


  3. Cherrypops | | #3

    Hi, Katina is correct, there are discussions from a few years back.

    click on this number 568.1  and it should re-direct you to one of them . post number 2 gives a website, which i hope still works.

    there are other discussions on this site about Travel Fabrics.

    Use the advanced search and type in packing or travel and you will find the other messages.

    :) Cp - sydney australia


    1. katina | | #4

      Anna Maree! you are a star, a whizz kid on this site. I vote we appoint you our official archivist.

      How is the winter progressing Down Under? Have you made any new things for Thomas?


      1. Cherrypops | | #5

        While on the subject of Packing for a Trip, I feel I should head north to Queensland. although they are experiencing a cooler winter than normal. and it's raining there too!.

        Today, Tomorrow and Thursday are recorded as being Sydney's coldest week. 14 degrees Celsius. ( becky-book gave conversion for Farenheit but I've lost it)...Western Sydney is like Zero, Snow is falling down south in Victoria.

        I did make Thomas a yellow fleecy tracksuit, he was a duck in a school play. My woollen pinafore is finished. For that I used an original pattern from the 60's. Original in that there was no printing on the tissue, just the holes for darts and seams. Fun learning to read that one!. Now choosing upholstery fabric for dining chair covers. Cannot afford to replace the furniture so will cover it up instead.

        You and many others cheer me on regarding the searches here and thru google. :)

        I will make a note to email the new Editor and let her know. I wonder when she will pop by. Ariel has made an appearance re: Readers Closet, I think I saw you on there.(?)

        Till next,


        1. katina | | #6

          Could we perhaps average out that temp? We expect around 44C today - not sure I'll survive.

          The original pattern from the 60s - boy, do I feel old. I sewed away merrily in those days, making virtually all my own clothes, including snappy little suits and long gowns for freshers' balls and the like. It was easy then - I had a figure!

          On the subject of furniture, don't get rid of those chairs if they're good - amazing what a bit of fabric can do.

          Stay warm, stay well.


        2. Teaf5 | | #8

          14C is 57F, thanks to an online Fahrenheit-Celsius converter.  That's a lovely temperature that I'll endeavor to remember during our heat wave!

          44C is 111 F, which is close to what our area is expecting by tomorrow, too.  Even with full air conditioning, it's too hot to sew because the iron and lights heat up the house too much.  I'll be reading and surfing the internet for ideas instead.

          1. Cherrypops | | #10

            Thanks Teaf5 :)

    2. sewmasta | | #7

      I would like to see the article in threads. I have so many threads magazines and would have to look it up. I thought that I could see the article on line and print it out. Is that possible?jj

      1. Cherrypops | | #9

        Yes you can. 

        http://www.taunton.com/threads/ and in the search bar type Packing Tips ...............(I use this method for finding most articles)

        It is the Fifth in the list.



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