Make Your Own Large-Spool Standcomments (4) June 11th, 2008
Recently, one of my customers came in to show me some of her latest projects. She was very excited because she had just gotten her machine and was having lot of fun experimenting with threads and stabilizers. She also had a great idea for making it easy to use her large spool of bobbin thread. She had converted one of those large plastic spools that come with a large package of new CDs into a great and functional stand.
- An large, empty spool from a package of new CDs
- Scissors or a knife
- A drill
- A large spool of thread
- Sewer's Aid
Here's how you make it:
Step 1: Cut the plastic post down by a third.
Step 2: Use an electric drill to make a hole in the top of the cover.
Step 3: Put a large spool on the post, and thread the bobbin thread through the hole in the cover.
Step 4: Put the top back on, and your new thread stand is ready to use.
This is a great way to store your bobbin thread because it won’t get dusty. You can also use this thread stand to manage tricky thread. Put some Sewers Aid on the edge of the hole, and it will lubricate the thread as it spools through the hole and into your machine.