Monday, August 20, 2012

Bobbin Organization

Why didn't I think of this before! Really, Why?! I have spent some serious time and effort on organizing bobbins. I know crazy when so much of my world is neglected and in chaos. But bobbins and thread all messy makes me nuts. I also am a bit OCD about my thread and bobbin matching when I sew and can't stand to wind one color over another color on a bobbin.  I have tried that and eventually need the color under the one on top. Then I have the dilemma do I unwind the top color and waste all of that thread or just wind over the top color again and make a rainbow out of this thing.  I know if only I had used my obsession for curing cancer or world hunger. Sorry, all wasted on bobbins.

Find a shallow container. This is one I found at a thrift store. Mark the width on a kitchen skewer.
Cut the scewer at the mark. Measuer up and repeat with the rest of the skewer. My box is 4 1/2 inches wide so I was able to make two out of one 12 inch skewer.

1 comment:

  1. and you wonder why taking sewing lessons from you is so hard... I remember one time thinking "but i don't care if the bottom thread matches the top! You can't even see it!"
    A whole new world opened up when I saw dad sewing nametapes with a mismatched bottom thread!
    On the plus side, I'm glad you found out how to organize your bobbins. You can't just get rid of OCD, it has to be productively used on something else. Maybe all that excess OCD will transfer to world hunger or curing cancer.