August 24, 2010
Its not fancy. Its not pretty. Its a teeny bit fiddly. But heck, its cheap and it works.
I have started using rubber bands to match up my spools of thread and bobbins. The band keeps the thread on the bobbin secured, too.
So here's how it works ...
Find a rubber band. Poke it through the spool of thread. You might need a long, thin, pointy thing (tailor's awl, doll's needle, skewer) to help guide it through.
Now hold each end tightly (or the band will keep springing out and you will feel like stabbing yourself with the long, thin, pointy thing).
Wind it twice around the bottom of the spool to anchor it.
Place the bobbin at the other end of the spool and feed the rubber band through the middle.
Pull the rubber band nice and tight and wind it several times around the bobbin to secure it.
Et voilà! Organised bobbins for next to nothing.
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