#MakersWednesday: Travel Time

Posted By on Jun 25, 2014 in Handmade Love and Inspiration


Welcome to #MakersWednesday, where we take a minute out of a busy week to celebrate our creative sides. Won’t you join us?

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Lately, I’ve been having one of those periods in my life where my inspiration runneth over – I’ve got too many ideas for crafty projects I want to make, and too little time to get them all done! If only my house would clean itself, my kids would entertain themselves and my laptop would just do all my work for me. Sigh.

Anyway, since summer is here, I’ve been thinking up some travel-friendly projects. Aside from wanting to knit myself shawls to go with my sundresses and sew up some jersey knit maxi skirts for comfort + style, I’m thinking about ways to DIY an easier family vacation with my sewing machine. Today instead of sharing one of my projects, I’ve rounded up some travel-friendly tutorials to help you get into your vacation mode, too!

First up, when you travel you’re going to need a good bag. I like to take a bag with me that will fit across my body; that way my hands can be free to wrangle kids, punch tickets or hold snacks. This DIY messenger bag from Cold Hands Warm Crafts is adorable, and it’s a good size to fit the essentials without getting too bulky:

 

Image from Cold Hands Warm Heart Crafts

For your overnight travels, how about a larger bag to hold all your belongings? This laminated cotton number from Riley Blake will be easy to clean, which is a definite bonus when you’re traveling with kids:

Image from Riley Blake Designs

I also love this quilted duffel style bag from Sewplicity:

Image from Sewplicity

If you’ll be traveling with a regular suitcase, it might be a good idea to make a DIY luggage tag to identify it in the crowd at the airport:

Image from Soubelles

This zippered dopp kit from the Purl Bee is a great way to store all your toiletry items on the go, and it can even help you stay organized when you get back home!

Image from the Purl Bee

 

And finally, if you’re traveling with kids, you might benefit from putting together a DIY travel game kit to keep them entertained on the road (or in the air):

Image from Making Nice in the Midwest

What are YOUR travel plans this summer? Are you making any DIY preparations before you go? Share with us in the comments, or tag it on social media with #MakersWednesday!

 

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