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Posted on: 8/15/04 8:58 PM
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I started recycling all of my old med bottles for sewing items-
storing broken machine needles, loose threads, bobbins, and even small buttons and snaps. THe tops can be labeled with a sticker, so you know what's inside.
The newest idea was to use the cap as a quickie thimble, when I am working at the sewing machine!

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pittysmom said... (5/29/05 10:20 PM) Reply
I use alot of blue jean buttons (the hammer on kind) and lots of hook and eye fasteners. These come straight home and out of the package and into an Rx bottle. They always fall out of the opened package and get lost otherwise.
perkypet said... (9/7/04 4:27 AM) Reply
Since I'm on medication full time, I've hated wasting all those prescription bottles and now I've fnally found a way to put them to good use. Now why didn't I think of this? lol Thanks for the tip!
Jennifer shaw said... (9/5/04 5:54 PM) Reply
denice, I usually try to wind the thread around the notch on the spool. ( I usually use Gutterman or mettler thread.) As for the bobbins, I just snap the top on very quickly! lol
GNBx3 said... (9/4/04 9:46 AM) Reply
Great idea, will share with friends. Barbara
denice said... (8/30/04 8:32 PM) Reply
good idea! Any Sugestions on how to keep thread form unrolling form the larger spools while in storage??
Evadney said... (8/19/04 2:24 PM) Reply
I always love to recycle stuff
D1Diva said... (8/19/04 8:30 AM) Reply
I do the same thing with my old needles and pins that are bent. I'll have to try the other ideas as well!
Jennifer shaw said... (8/17/04 10:20 AM) Reply
A really good question! I put the broken machine needles inside the container and put the cap on. That way when it's full - I throw it out, no one gets stabbed by the needles.
SewVeryTall said... (8/17/04 2:07 AM) Reply
Ok, I HAVE to ask, lol, why are you storing your broken machine needles?
LSBCATS3 said... (8/16/04 5:20 AM) Reply
Interesting idea!
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