So….am I the only one
who has a bobbin collection that looks like this???
Some how, I think not!
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried to pick a bobbin out of that mess
only to have two others”jump out” and take off across the floor!
BOY that makes me mad!
And yeah, I know you can buy those little stretchy things that look like
miniature ponytail holders to wrap around them and keep the thread
all in place. I’ve tried those, and besides being rediculously expensive,
they totally obscure the thread color on the bobbin
unless there’s a whole lot of thread on it.
But here’s the deal, a couple of days ago a friend of mine let me in on the best way in the world to make my own bobbin holders and everything you need you can pick up in a hardware store!
- Clear Flexible Tubing: the size I used was 3/4″ OD and 5/8″ ID. (Found in the plumbing department at your local hardware store.)
A sharp razor blade knife
Ready to get started?
First, Carefully cut little sections from your tubing. I made mine a little over 1/4″ wide
(or depending how you’re looking at it, a little under 3/8″ wide).
Next, make a slice in your ring so you can open it up.
where it belongs. And the thing I love best about these little holders,
is that you can easily tell what color the thread color is
regardless of how much or how little thread is on the bobbin!
So… what do ya think?
Is that easy or what??