Organizer for spools of thread

In the photo a perfectionist’s nightmare. But the needlewoman can hardly be intimidated by the chaos around her: stacks of fabrics, pads with needles and boxes with threads, an abundance of patterns and other ways - a mandatory entourage of the craftswoman’s workspace. However, it cannot be said that they have no desire for order. Another thing is that not everyone knows how to keep creative impulses and their consequences within the framework of this very order.

So that the spools of sewing thread do not roll up, do not get lost, are visible at a glance, you can create an excellent organizer for them. This is not at all difficult to do with your own hands: for each coil, prepare an individual pole - a rod-holder, as in the photo.

So, for work you will need:

  • - box

  • - toothpicks,

  • - thick polystyrene foam.

We find a box of suitable size. The shape can be any - round, square and so on. In the photo there is a round tin box from under the halva. We select a foam sheet with a thickness of at least 1.5 cm (and preferably larger - 2-3 cm). If you have only thin sheets, fold them in several rows - until you get the required height. Fit them to the size of the bottom of the box, carefully cut off the excess. If necessary, it can be glued to the bottom, although a thick foam keeps well enough without it.

Now you need to stick the wooden toothpicks into the foam. Depth of "immersion" - about a third of the stick. The distance between the sticks is equal to the thickness of the coils plus a couple of millimeters.

Stick toothpicks in rows.

And voila, the thread organizer is ready.

We arrange the threads, enjoy the order. Each coil is clearly visible, the right color is easily selected.