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Posted on: 9/10/03 11:22 PM
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When I fill a bobbin with thread, I like to keep it with the spool it came from - it saves time hunting and wondering if I have one made - once I switch colors. This may sound silly, but has worked...I grab a thin rubber band (often the ones from newspapers) and two safety pins. After I align the holes in the middle of the spool and bobbin, I drop the rubber band down the hole, then secure each end with a safety pin. The tension of the rubber band keeps 'em snug, and the safety pins keep the band from disappearing inside.

My cheesy diagram :


& - safety pin
--- - rubber band
( ) - spool
( ) - bobbin

Hope that makes sense ! Of course, you could use toothpicks instead of safety pins, or elastic instead of rubber bands ! Add a needle and a button to the elastic,, and you'd have an emergency sewing kit !

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Diana M said... (6/16/05 7:49 PM) Reply
Nice idea! I've been eyeing those bobbin keeper things that hold a bobbin on a spool, but gritting my teeth at the price. I LIKE this idea!!!
Katharine in BXL said... (9/17/03 8:27 AM) Reply
Thanks for the creative diagram! Good idea--I wonder if I have a filled bobin for my colors too.
Sew it seams said... (9/13/03 6:00 PM) Reply
Now that is a great idea! And I love your diagram.
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