PART II – THREAD ORGANIZATION
Okay girls! Time to move on to NOTION COMMOTION!!! We will start by organizing your mess of threads and bobbins! Here goes…
The most basic “notion” would have to be thread. I divide my thread “collections” by type. Consider wooden thread racks which can be wall mounted or placed in a top drawer, clear thread and cone cases, or even Matchbox™ Car plastic storage containers which perfectly fit most embroidery threads. Here’s how I contain my ever-expanding thread collection:
- Regular Sewing Thread: clear thread cases on rolling cart
- Embroidery Thread: clear thread cases on rolling cart
- Serger Thread: clear cone thread cases on rolling cart
Here’s my two rolling carts of clear thread storage…All threads are arranged within their type in color order. It makes finding the right thread for your project a breeze! Be sure to put your thread away in its proper container when you take it out of your machine.
Here’s my friend’s Thread Wall…
The June Tailor Thread Racks come in several different sizes (33, 66 and 120). You can get them with (for placing on a table) or without legs (for wall mounting):
Here’s a neat Matchbox type case:
I keep my different types of bobbins in separate clear bobbin holders (cases). There are also great bobbin wheels available at your local sewing store.
CLEAR BOBBIN HOLDERS
FOAM BOBBIN HOLDER
MAGNETIC BOBBIN HOLDER
Here’s the answer to unraveling bobbins:
Check out Hugo’s Amazing Tape
The best Thread Saver! Keeps embroidery thread and sewing threads from tangling. Also great for bobbins!
Another TIP: I use a waterproof black marker to differentiate the types of bobbin thread. All regular bobbins are not marked, however, I put an “F” on the bobbins used for fine (thin) thread, an “E” for embroidery bobbin thread and an “S” for silk thread.
So girls…you have 72 hours (3 days) to complete this challenge! Please post your BEFORE pictures now and then your AFTER pictures of your newly organized thread storage as soon as you’re done!