Today's item...a key ring, not used for keys, but for BOBBINS!!
Come on in to see a few more tips for your bobbins and jewelry too!
Here's where the idea for a key ring bobbin organizer came from. I use a key ring to store my rings.
Great for organizing your rings in your jewelry box or wherever you store them and it's great for travel too!!
So, I thought to myself...hmmm, this would be good for sewing organization with bobbins when traveling to a sewing class, quilt group or retreat...and easy to just keep by your machine or throw in a draw.
This is a key ring I already had, but you can buy them in office supply stores or in the section where they copy and cut keys for you. They sell larger rings too.
This one hinges open
Just open the hinge up wide enough and slip on the bobbins and then latch it closed.
Now to keep those little rascal bobbins from unraveling.
I've shared this idea in the past, but I thought I would share it again, because it fits perfectly in this post!
These are little girl hair elastics. The small fluffy ones and the tiny elastic type for small braids or ponytails. ( because I work in a dental office, those tiny orthodontic elastics might work too. Lol)
We've all been there when our bobbins unroll to the ends of the earth. These elastics also help to prevent the knotted up mess when the bobbins get all tangled together.
The yarny hair elastics are great if you can match the color of the elastic to the thread color. They need to be the tiny ones though.
If the hair elastic matches, you know what color is underneath.
The tiny plain elastics are great to hold the end of the thread down and you can still see the color of the thread.
Perfect and no unraveling
What to do with all the elastics when you're not using them.
Store them on another key ring or an old shower curtain ring.
Here are past posts I did on bobbin organizing if you missed them...
Click HERE for hot dog organizing rack for your bobbins
Click HERE for using wall trim to organize your bobbins
Click HERE for plastic tubing to cover bobbins
Click HERE for storing bobbins in pill boxes
Click HERE for magnet bobbins...be aware with computerized sewing machines and magnets
Click HERE for using flexible tubing for your bobbins
Have fun wrangling your bobbins!