Can you take needles through airport security?

After I wrote How to go Through Airport Security Like a Pro a friend asked if you can take a sewing kit with needles through security.  The answer is yes.  You can bring:

  • needles
  • knitting needles
  • crochet hooks
  • blunt sissors
  • finger nail clippers

If you are ever in doubt you can bring a self addressed envelope with postage.  If they don’t let you though security with your needle or sissors, you can drop them in your envelope and mail them home from the airport.

Photo by mrjoro.