Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Storing and Organising Spools of Thread

Spools Sewing Machine and Overlocker Thread Storage in Basket

More Sewing room storage ideas for you. If you love sewing and are anything like me you have probably accumulated loads of reels of thread. Here is how I keep my stash under control.

My large overlocking threads I keep in a large basket within easy reach of my machine. Each reel holds about 5000m of thread and I have 4 of each of these in the colours I use the most - White, Cream, Black, Navy, Baby Blue and Pink.

Spools Sewing Machine and Overlocker Thread Storage in Basket

Spools Sewing Machine and Overlocker Thread Storage Board Holder

The small reels, with anything up to 1000m of thread, I keep on my thread board. I made this quickly and easily by hammering nails onto a sanded length of wood.

Spools Sewing Machine and Overlocker Thread Storage Board Holder

To make your own thread board, work out where you will store it once it is finished. Have the timber cut to that size, then sand and paint if you wish. Mark with a pencil every 4.5cm(1&3/4") across and down the board. Hammer a 2.5" nail in at each mark. Make sure you do not nail all the way through your piece of wood, otherwise you will damage the surface you keep the board on. Once all your nails are in, you are ready to add your spools of thread. I usually keep the same or similar colours together for quick access when I need them.

Spools Sewing Machine and Overlocker Thread Storage Board Holder

How do you store your sewing threads? If you have a pic somewhere on the web, leave a link in the comments here and I will come and see.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great storage ideas. I'll have to make a peg board. It didn't know it was so easy.

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  2. Thanks for the great idea on thread storage. Here's my link to my thread storage and ruler storage.

    See Here

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