Monday, July 21, 2014

Bobbin storage - sewing machine thread

I've seen some very clever ways to store bobbins but none were a perfect match for the number of bobbins I have (not that many) or the space I have to store them.  So I came up with a solution that works for me.  Now my bobbins don't roll around, the thread doesn't unspool and at a glance I can see what colours of threads I have on bobbins.

I use drinking straws to restrain my sewing machine bobbins. I cut a drinking straw in half, place the two pieces together and slide the bobbins onto them.

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The straws push against each other and that keeps the bobbins from sliding off the straws.

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The thread ends can be wound between the bobbins or tucked between the two straws.

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