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Sewing Needles

Carry On Bags: 
Yes
Checked Bags: 
Yes

In general, you may place your knitting needles and needlepoint tools in carry-on or checked baggage.

Circular thread cutters or any other cutter or needlepoint tools that contain blades must be placed in checked baggage. You are permitted to keep scissors smaller than 4 inches in your carry-on baggage.
 


 

The final decision rests with the TSA officer on whether an item is allowed through the checkpoint.