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!
great idea. and my friend Jackie gave me a pack of toe separaters, for painting toenails, bobbins fit into each section, can't unravel, and you can see the colourReplyDelete
Hi Karen,I love it!!!It's like jewelry for your sewing room!!!Have a great day!!!ReplyDelete
What a great idea, Karen!!! Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
Guess what I'm off to buy today, keyrings. Thanks for the wonderful tips.ReplyDelete
Love it Karen. Using it to carry rings while traveling is brilliant. Thanks, as always, for these great ideas.ReplyDelete
Not bobbins, but I use one of these rings to hold all the pesky store "rewards" tags. My key holder is for keys only!ReplyDelete
I use old shower rings for all sorts of things. Love the ring idea for bobbins.ReplyDelete
Brilliant!! I've blogged about your idea over at Craft Gossip:ReplyDelete
Great idea! I love how cute the bobbin looks with the hair elastic on it.ReplyDelete
amazing! Who would have thought to use rings for storing bobbins? How do you come with such great ideas? Love this..... PinnedReplyDelete
Love the Hotdog rack.... this is truly awesome tool time Tues.ReplyDelete
Oh My! You are just too smart!ReplyDelete
Oh my Gosh! I don't know why I hadn't thought of this, but thank you for saving my sanity!ReplyDelete
I use the same rings to store my cross stitch floss I put it on thread drops and then put them together for each project.ReplyDelete
I love these ideas....especially for organizing a travel project.ReplyDelete
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What a great idea!ReplyDelete
Brilliant! I love using the small hairband to keep the bobbin from unraveling!ReplyDelete
I used mine for hanging scarves and other long strands. I didn't think of bobbins. Creative! Thanks!ReplyDelete
You all should check office supply stores during the off season to get them on clearance. I paid $1 for a pack of 12. (when school letting out for the summer)
I have a package of clear ponytail elastics from my daughter's ponytail days. I'll be using those to corral my thread tails on my bobbins! Thanks for all of the great ideas on storing our bobbins!ReplyDelete
Great !!! This is so phenomenal!!!That is very impressive! Key Holder are gorgeous and the makeover is totally amazing. I love it. You really did a super job with Key Holder! I use to do buy online Key Holder as its time saving.ReplyDelete