After making two Lightbulb Aquariums, mom asked me to make her a thread stand, so here it is! This is my first Instructable, so please tell me what you think.

Step 1: Gather materials and tools

Wood (scrap from previouse project, about 4" square)
Wire clothes hanger
Bamboo skewer
Wood glue
Needle nose pliers
Measuring tape
Staple gun
<p>Great tutorial! I made mine in about 10-15 minutes using stuff I had laying around. The thread guide is a heavy gauge coat hanger, the center post is a hollowed out Bic pen. Works great on the sewing machine.</p>
<p>Great job! Is the sewing table a DIY also?</p>
I bought a few cones the other week, got home and was stumped on what to do with them. Finally got around to looking for stands online and thought there has to be an easy way to make one myself. I Stumbled across this last night, and after a quick trip to Lowe's where I spent maybe $4 on wood and a dowel rod, and about 10 minutes of work at home I have my very own thread stand. Thanks so much for making this, you really helped me out!
I love this idea, so practical and will use it. You did a great job! Maybe you could paint the wire (to match the machine color and cover the block...(paint, decoupage, make it an extra pin cushion, etc). So many ideas, thanks to you :)
This is great! Very easy to understand Instructable. I'll be making one of these tomorrow. I was surfing to find one and thought they were too expensive, so glad I found your instructable!
Awesome! I knew there was a way of making these rather than spending money on them!
Why not just drill a hole to stick the hanger in? Why bend and staple it?
I don't know... Maybe it just felt more stable to me? You are welcome to make anyway you think works best.
Thanks for the instructable, I think I will be making this! Off topic, but I believe that I have that same sewing machine, only it is branded Morse.
thank you! I have one of those, a class 15 clone am I right? It is a wonderful machine!
<em>This is a great idea, very useful. Your instructions are clear and seem easy to do. I am going to try this. Thanks for sharing.</em><br/>
Setting up to sew a bunch of stuff to sell at an anime convention, was getting pretty ticked about how quick we go through spools, and I found a big cone of thread in the shop, but no way of getting it to work on our machines. So I googled. And here I hit. And it works PERFECTLY! Excellent Instructable!
I'm glad someone found this, and was able to use it. Thanks for letting me know!
That sewing machine is such a beauty. Metal <3. Wonderful idea. So useful :D
Yeah, thats my mother's baby. An old electric. She converted it to a treadle and made the table herself.
Wow Haha :D That thing must weight a ton!!
Yeah, but it's not meant to be moved. My sister's hand crank, on the other hand...
Thanks Dear. It works great!
If you'd like your project to be included in the Sew Useful Contest, be sure to add a link to your thread stand's Etsy page.
Hey, Nephew! Way to go! I bet it makes life a little easier for Mom! Aunty Y