Making a Thread Catcher?

May 21, 2012

piece of batting attached to sewing tableI've decided I need a thread catcher for my sewing machine, but mine needs to be a little different. I have some scraps of a pretty pastel double sided quilted fabric that I'd like to use (getting serious about stash busting these days). I want one with a tab so I could attach it to the drawer handle of my sewing machine cabinet. How could you stiffen the top so it would stay open?


By Mary Lou from Canada


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May 28, 20120 found this helpful

One way to stiffen the top of the container is to insert something stiff into the top hem. Some things you could use are a wire coat hanger, a strip of plastic cut from a gallon vinegar or bleach container, plastic "stays" from an old bustier, the top rim of a large margarine or yogurt container.
My personal preference for dumping thread etc. while I am sewing is to put a small waste basket on each side of my chair on the floor. That way I can throw out things on either side without turning.

May 28, 20120 found this helpful

I used some strapping off of some shipping stuff that my son got me, it gets thrown away at most large stores just ask them for a piece.

November 22, 20150 found this helpful

I tape a piece of quilt batting or poly stuffing to a corner of my sewing table. Thread sticks to it and it's not hard to clean off at the end of the day.

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