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Posted on: 1/4/05 10:41 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people   Very Helpful by 5 people   
I really, really, really hated the messy thread ends hanging off my bobbins and spools of thread. My bobbin cases were always a mess. My seven year old daughter came up with the perfect solution that works for me.

Watching me wind (again!) a bobbin that had become loose and messy, she handed me one of her hair elastics, the very small elasticy kind that are so popular right now for girls' braids. I wound the bobbin and then slipped the elastic around it...problem solved. It fit like a charm around the bobbin and solved the same problem with spools of thread.

I like to use the clear ones..since they cost something like $1 for 500 at Sally's or Walmart, they are very cost effective.

No more messy, tangled up bobbins in the bobbin cases!

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AnneM said... (1/5/05 5:03 PM) Reply
Got to love a child's creative thinking. I'll have to check those out next time I'm at the store.
jlg said... (1/5/05 5:18 AM) Reply
Great idea. Tell your daughter that she's a genius.
Jennifer shaw said... (1/4/05 7:45 PM) Reply
What a great idea! Thank you.
 
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