Ok so this isn’t technically sewing but I thought I might share anyway.

I am lucky enough to have a small dedicated sewing room and I’m a bit of an organising geek but since we rent I can’t really put up permanent shelving or hang things off of the wall so I have to get imaginative. I also like to display my sewing items and keep them within easy reach so I’ve had this little project in mind for a while and thought I would document as I go to see if I can inspire someone else.

I wanted to display my sewing threads in a nice manner and since I already have a pin board up I wanted to piggy back off of it someway…

Technique Materials

Length/s of dowel small enough to fit through a spool (mine are 6mm diameter - $0.87 each x2), Length of timber to fit dowel to (mine is 30x12x900mm long - $3.07), PVA Glue, Drill and drill bit, Pencil and ruler, Helpful fiancé or similar

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    Jul 7, 2010, 07.23 AMby alicia88

    Your thread spool holder is easy to make – and aweful cheap. I have seen in something similar but more sophisticated. Have a look.

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    Jul 5, 2010, 09.19 AMby magdamagda

    your spool holder is lovely and so is your entire studio! i uploaded yesterday my lazy easy version and i really liked your material list so i commented a lil… :)

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      Jul 6, 2010, 06.21 AMby thecuriouskiwi

      Thank you so much :) Your spool holder is pretty cool aswell, a thirfty and super fast way to organise your threads, too good xx

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    Feb 21, 2010, 02.23 PMby susanne2011

    What a great idea! I am a little obsessive/compulsive when it comes to organising stuff, so if I ever get a special room for sewing, this will be a great solution!

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    Feb 16, 2010, 11.58 PMby macecilia

    I’ve been thinking of making something like this, thanks for the inspiration!

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      Feb 17, 2010, 12.11 AMby thecuriouskiwi

      No worries, I’d love to see what you come up with :)

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    Feb 5, 2010, 07.46 PMby elle-c

    Love it! I have my spools just all “threaded” on a dowel rod. I am going to try this!

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      Feb 6, 2010, 04.35 AMby thecuriouskiwi

      Thanks Elle, I’m glad you like it, good luck with yours, I’d love to see a photo when it’s done :) xx

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    Jan 3, 2010, 02.36 PMby plookiss

    That’s a really good idea :)

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    Dec 31, 2009, 09.08 AMby elaine-bin

    I think I am going to try this, at the moment I have all my threads in see- through boxes, but when you need something it means hunting all through them. Using your method I will be able to spot what I need straight away.-

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      Dec 31, 2009, 09.47 AMby thecuriouskiwi

      That’s how I used to have mine too, also it always looked messy, with thread ends tangling around each other so not only did I have to hunt, I also had to fight to get the thread out :) Good Luck

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    Dec 26, 2009, 09.04 AMby emilykate

    oooooooooh I wanna make one of these! I’ve looked at those wooden thread racks on the web, you can only seem to get them in the US and to send one here it would end up being about $80… seriously considered doing it though!! Yours is so pretty!

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      Dec 26, 2009, 11.56 AMby thecuriouskiwi

      You can totally do it! :) I say give it a shot…I have a Ikea timber-framed mirror hanging on another wall, I was going to cover the frame in buttons but now I’m thinking about making a vertical version for it when I fill this one up :)

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