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Tips for traveling on an airplane with a sewing machine.

LindaLanglois | Posted in General Sewing Info on

I will be traveling in July with my sewing machine and sewing materials.  Does anyone have any ideas for how to pack, whether to carry on or check the machine.  I think I will be taking my Brother embroidery machine versus my Bernina because it is a lot lighter.  I would love to take both machines, but how much abuse will the machines take in the hold of the airplane?


  1. Pattiann42 | | #1

    Traveling with Sewing Machine

    Check.  Too heavy to lift into the overhead compartment.

    1. HelgaPataki | | #2

      not plane but train

      I moved cross country by train and packed my sewing machine for the main cargo so it didnt travel with the passengers.  I sandwiched my sewing machine on top of laundry and put laundry all around and on top of it.  it was a softshell suitcase and no damages incurred. 

      1. LindaLanglois | | #7

        Thanks, a great idea about putting some of my non wrinkle clothes around the machine.

  2. Teaf5 | | #3

    carry on!

    just wrote you a long explanation and couldn't post it due to spam filtering!

    1. Pattiann42 | | #4

      Carry on

      I had the same problem and had to shorten my response.

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        VictoriaNorth | | #5

        In an effort to cut down on the spam posted to the forum we have an automatic filter in place. In some cases the content of a certain post will trip the spam sensor.  I've added you both to our Trusted User list and you should no longer have this problem.

        Thank you,

        Victoria North

        Senior Web Producer

        1. HelgaPataki | | #6

          please consider me trustworthyas well.

          I've been a member for a long time.  Can you consider me trustworthy as well?  Thank you.

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            VictoriaNorth | | #8

            You have also been added to the list. I hope that this helps with any problems you've been having. 

            Thank you,

            Victoria North

            Senior Web Producer


          2. HelgaPataki | | #9

            thank you Vicky.

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