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Tame bobbin tales with plastic tubing

Tame bobbin tales with plastic tubing

Photo: Scott Phillips

With all the different colors and types of thread I use, my bobbins were really a mess. My husband came up with a great idea to
correct this problem. He cut pieces of 7⁄8-inch transparent plastic tubing, which I wrapped around each of my bobbins to hold the thread securely in place. The tubing is inexpensive, is available by the foot or in 6-foot chunks at hardware and building-supply stores, and can be cut easily with scissors or a craft knife. Now all of my bobbins, including those that are prewound,remain tidy and untangled in my storage drawer.

—Nancy Jellings, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

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Comments (3)

Beth_Marie writes: I think this is so neat. I think that this tip will be good to use on the bobbins and still be able to store them in the bobbing plastic holders. I haven't tried it yet; but once I do I will post back to let everyone know if it works. I also liked another tip (ponytail holders) but don't think that would work for storing in the bobbin holder box.
Posted: 6:46 pm on September 13th
sewinl0ve writes: Much better alternative to those more expensive bobbin clips. My husband always comes up with those innovative ideas that I would never have thought of because little did I know that the materials even existed! Way to go clever dude!
Posted: 11:03 pm on August 26th
auntsusu writes: What a great idea!! I can't wait to try it. I like to store my bobbins with the spool and this would keep a thread tail nest from forming.
Posted: 3:14 pm on August 26th
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