Use plastic tubing to keep your bobbins under control.
Awhile ago I realized that I have over 75 different colors of thread. And that doesn’t include the cones of serger thread. This is just the standard Coats and Clark spools of thread. Seventy-five! Can you imagine the state of my bobbins? There isn’t actually one for each spool just yet, but it’s definitely still a hoard. I already have a few of those plastic bobbin cases, but with 10 or more shades of pink sometimes they get a little hard to match up. And then all the tails are always tangled together inside the box…It’s a mess!
So I decided to start keeping my bobbins on the thread rack
stacked underneath their matching spool of thread.
No more searching, squinting, or twisting threads together. It was perfect! At least until the cats started to go after the tails.
The solution? A simple piece of 5/8 inch plastic tubing.
I found mine in the plumbing section of our local hardware store. It was super cheap, and I was able to get about
fifty covers from the 1 foot length they cut for me. If it is marked 5/8 OD (outer) x 1/2 ID (inner) you’ve got the right one.
All you need to do is cut the tubing into rings…
Cut through the rings to make little C shapes…
And slip them around your bobbins!
It’s so simple, and they’re clear unlike some other systems so I always know I’ve got the right color. Love that!
How do you keep your thread organized?
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