Making a Thread Catcher

I'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?

Ad

By Mary Lou from Canada

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

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.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
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.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
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.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
In This Guide
Categories
Crafts SewingMay 21, 2012
Guides
More
🐛
Pest Control
😎
Summer Ideas!
🌻
Gardening
📓
Back to School Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2018 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by ThriftyFun.

Generated 2018/08/09 15:38:12 in 741 msecs. ⛅️️
Loading Something Awesome!