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On the Road Again: The Best Crafts to Sew for Traveling

With summer coming to a close, it’s time to squeeze in those last trips and vacations. As a college student, the summer before my senior year of high school was an important travel time for me because it was when I visited various universities. No matter where you’re traveling, it’s always good to be prepared. Check out these crafts to make your summer travel smooth sailing.

Crafts for the Car

Car Book Holder DIY

Car Book Holder DIYOn a long road trip, it’s important for you to concentrate while driving, which means your kids need to be entertained. This book holder is the perfect craft to sew for when you travel by car so you can store a collection of books. Easy sewing projects like this are perfect for families of avid readers — just make sure the driver keeps his or her eyes on the road. Safety first!



Car Caddy

Car CaddyJust because you’re traveling doesn’t mean you have to take a break from crafting. Check out this tutorial to learn how to sew a car caddy that will hold all of your crafting supplies on your next road trip. This is a great sewing project for any crafting enthusiast who doesn’t want to part ways with her sewing kit while traveling.




iPad Headrest Holder

iPad-Headrest-Holder-blogThis easy sewing project is the perfect travel craft for any family with young children. After you hang up your iPad Holder, insert your iPad and let your child watch a movie on a long car ride without straining his or her neck. The holder is also a great place to store an iPad while you travel if it’s not in use.





Simple Bags to Sew For Your Next Trip

Easy Duffle Bag Set

Easy Duffle Bag SetRetail luggage is difficult to identify on the airport carousel. Make your luggage stand out by sewing your own set of monogrammed duffel bags. Check out this sewing tutorial to learn how to sew these simple bags for your next vacation. You can make matching sets for your whole family.




Embroidered Reusable Snack Bag

Embroidered Reusable Snack BagNo one wants to go hungry when you are on the go. Sew this Embroidered Reusable Snack Bag to hold some goodies for your next trip. The bag secures with Velcro, so you don’t have to worry about any food spilling. This green craft is the perfect way to make sure your family never travels hungry.




Zippered Travel Tote

Zippered Travel ToteA dual-use tote bag is a great way to economize on space next time you travel. This Zippered Travel Tote can be used for packing and as a carry-on, and it also makes a stylish tote bag for everyday use. Check out this sewing tutorial to learn how to make a bag that slides onto your luggage handle so it can sit securely on top of your suit case as you roll it  through the airport.



Which travel craft will you make first?