Can I Bring My Crafting Supplies on a Plane?

What can you do on a long flight to pass the time? Sure, there is some entertainment on most flights such as movies or music, but maybe you’re on a super long flight or you want to pick up a new hobby. Perhaps you have a knitting project you’d like to work on, or another kind of craft you’d like to do. Here are some examples of crafting supplies you can bring on a plane to pass the time, as well as some tips for making the security checkpoint as smooth as possible!


Can I Bring Scissors?

Yes. If they’re smaller than 4 inches you can bring them on the plane in your carry-on. The blade, from the pivot point of the scissors to the end, must be less than 4 inches.

We offer many sizes and designs of craft scissors! See our “small” Stork craft scissors, perfect for in-flight use.


*Anything that is sharp and packed inside your checked bags needs to be sheathed and/or wrapped securely to avoid injuries to baggage handlers and inspectors*

Knitting Needles?

Knitting needles, embroidery tools, and punching needles can be brought onboard inside your carry-on or checked baggage.

See our collection of environmentally friendly, bamboo knitting needles here.



Circular Thread Cutters?

Circular thread cutters or other tools with a blade must be put in your checked baggage only. This excludes scissor blades less than 4 inches.


Crochet hooks?

Crochet hooks can be either checked or brought onboard in a carry-on bag.

See our collection of environmentally friendly, bamboo crochet hooks.



Glue or Fray Check?

Anything in liquid form must be in a container of less than 3.4 oz (100 ml) if you’re carrying it on the plane. Typically flammable liquids, like fray check, are not allowed.

If it’s in a larger container, it must be put in your checked bag. You can bring as much liquid as you’d like in your checked bag but be sure the particular liquid is allowed and not something restricted by TSA.

Extra Tips:

Follow the 3-1-1 Rule

This rule states you can bring liquids in…

“3.4 oz (100 ml)” or less containers,

inside “1” clear, quart sized plastic bag,

and each passenger is allowed “1” of those plastic bags in their carry-on.


Organize Your Crafting Supplies

Consider purchasing a see-through tote to keep your crafting supplies in. Our totes come in four different color options and feature pockets and compartments to help you organize your yarn and your tools!


Keep in mind that a TSA officer can decide if an item is ultimately allowed or not.

When in doubt, visit TSA’s website for examples on what you can and can’t bring or consider contacting them with specific questions prior to your flight.


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