Introduction: Thread Kebabs

About: I like to make things. Art, inventions, tools, ukuleles, etc...

This is an easy way to keep thread spools organized. It makes it easy to search through a large stash of spools without tangling...

Step 1: Measure Your Container

We keep our thread spools in a drawer of the sewing table.

Step 2: Cut Some Dowels

I made our sticks a couple inches shorter than the drawer. 3/16" or 1/4" dowels work well for the holes in the spools. A nice way to finish the ends of the dowels is to give them a twist or two in a pencil sharpener. Hopefully your pencil sharpener is sharp.

Step 3: Find Some Stoppers

I found some little rubber container lids with a hole in them at my favorite surplus store. But you can use whatever you have: mini clothespins, rubber bands, scrap leather or rubber with a hole punched in it. Punch the hole one size smaller than your dowel size so it will be snug.

Step 4: Enjoy

It's nice to be able to group spools by related colors or projects. Cheers.

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