Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Spool of Thread Key Chain...

Hi everyone. I was going through some of my mom's sewing supplies the other day looking for thread. I found an old wooden spool that still had the 15 cent label on it. I thought it was so cute, I had to make something with it. I remembered a post I did 5 years ago with a spool of thread and an eye bolt. I made a necklace to hold your spool of thread while hand sewing.

This time I just wanted to use the spool for a decorative key chain…nice memory of my mom.

spool of thread key chain

Come in to see how and other ideas too!

All you need is…

  • a spool of thread
  • an eye bolt with the matching nut that fits the length of your spool
  • and a key ring


spool of thread key chain

Sometimes when you buy the eye bolts they don't come with the nut, so make sure you check your package. They are really cheap too…50 cents to $1.00 depending on the length.

spool of thread key chain

Just slip the bolt into the hole in the spool.

spool of thread key chain

See the 15 cents? So cute!!

spool of thread key chain

Then screw on the nut.

spool of thread key chain

Open up the key ring and attach it to the loop in the eye bolt.

spool of thread key chain

Perfect key ring…especially if you want to distinguish that certain key on the key rack.

spool of thread key chain

You can also use it for other things too…like attaching small scissors to the spool.

spool of thread key chain

The spool marks the scissors that they are for sewing only, that they are your scissors during a sewing class or you can actually sew with the thread and the scissors.

spool of thread key chain

Here is a picture from the post five years ago. Lots of different bolts and ways to use them.

Click HERE to see all the ideas in that post.

spool of thread key chain

Hope this is helpful for you!

Thanks for stopping by,
~Karen~

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15 comments:

  1. Karen que chulo ese carrete tan antiguo. Me ha gustado la idea. Muchas gracias y muchos besos de tu amiga Concha.

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  2. Great idea. I have a lot of old wooden spools, but I also just learnt that I was using "wrong" bobbins in my Bernina (I bought them in the street market) and was wondering what to do with them. Now I can put them to good use!

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  3. Very creative--I put wooden spools in a basket and keep in my work room--they are a nice reminder

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  4. a great excuse to go to the hardware store.

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  5. You must be known on a first name basis at your local hardware store Karen ... they probably look forward to your visits just to see what you are up to next. And this is yet another terrific idea and great way to preserve a sweet memory of your Mom.

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  6. What a cute idea! I love it.

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  7. Splendid key chain, would be a great gift for a seamstress or just ME!!
    Ann

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  8. So clever! I want to make the necklace one to hold my thread and scissors. I don't know how many times I've dropped them in my chair and I have to get up and search for them. Sometimes I have to lift the chair to find them underneath! Love this!

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  9. Cute idea, that would keep me from losing yet another shed key!

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  10. AWESOME idea! This would make a great little "just because" gift or stocking stuffer for my mom! Thanks for sharing!

    Beckey
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/queenbsbusywork
    http://reallyreallyrealhousewives.blogspot.com

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  11. Great tutorial and fun project. And I agree with you - special way to remember your mom. Love this and I think she would too!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  12. So creative! What a wonderful way to remember your mom! Love it! Now I have to make one for myself. Thanks for the tutorial. -Brittany

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  13. Very creative and cute. 'Will have to try to make one for myself :)

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  14. Great ideas. They are so cute. I have wooden spools from my aunt that I have saved. Did you do anything special to the thread, like gluing it or did you just leave it as it was?

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