Bobbins and Spools all in a Mess?

As you start getting the bug for sewing, you start accumulating different coloured spools of thread and inevitably multiple matching bobbins wound with those lovely different coloured threads! Am I right?!

Invariably though they end up looking like this!

Yuk! What a mess!  So here are a couple of top storage tips to keep your thread looking neat!

So firstly you want to stop those bobbins from unwinding.  How many times have you dropped one on the floor and it just rolls and rolls away unravelling as it goes! Don't tell me it only happens to me!?

The cheapest method I have found to keep them neat is buying some clear tubing from a DIY store like B&Q in the UK.  It should be about half and inch in diameter.

Snip it about 1/4 to 3/8 inch along and then cut that little plastic ring open.

Now simply open this up and slip it over the thread on the spool, thus holding it in place!

Sorry for the rubbish quality of this picture!

Sorry for the rubbish quality of this picture!

I like to be able to keep my spools with the matching bobbins.  I seem to have amassed rather a lot and so I have bought some wooden units that are mounted on the wall of my craft room.  They are designed just for the spools to fit on, but what you can do is pop the bobbin on first and have the spool sit on top.

If you haven't let your addiction get as bad as mine you might find the next invention pretty helpful.  It's called a Bobbin Buddy and keeps your bobbin with your spool. You just slide it through the bobbin and then onto the spool.

Available to buy in Sew Busy to local Fleet people!

Available to buy in Sew Busy to local Fleet people!

Ah doesn't that look better!

I also spotted these great little boxes with foam inside to hold the bobbins in place.

Available to buy in Sew Busy to local Fleet people!

Available to buy in Sew Busy to local Fleet people!

I really prefer this to those plastic ones where again they always seemed to come loose!

Well I hope that has helped you out with some ideas to keep your threads in check!