Intro: A Lifehack - Bottle Cap Bobbin Holder
If you have used sewing machine, we trust you have suffered from threads from unfinished bobbins catching and being entangled with each other, scissors, needles or anything in sewing box.
This is an unique, quick(1minute maybe) and most importantly zero-cost solution for such problem. Let's get started!
This article is provided by Brother Industries, LTD (“Brother”) under terms and conditions of Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (“CC-BY-SA”).
Users may use, copy, alter, or distribute any of the contents included herein, provided that, a) all terms and conditions included in CC-BY-SA and all legal provisions of “Instructables” (including, but not limited to, Terms of Service and Privacy Statement included therein) shall apply and Users shall be legally bound by them, and b) Brother shall not be responsible for any damages incurred to Users by following or reffering any instructions or guidances posted in this article or otherwise using, copying or distributing any contents (in ASIS or in modified style or manner) of this article. Brother disclaims any and all warranties that the contents of this article is safe, useful, harmless, academic, or have any possibility of merchandice, and Users shall use, copy, alter, or distribute the contents by its sole risk and discretion.
Step 1: Tools & Materials
- box knife
- bottle cap (We tested 8oz water one from US & 500ml soft drink one from Japan, both of which work fine!)
In some cases holding power of bottle cap onto bobbin could be too loose or too tight due to production tolerance from bobbin and/or cap, which inevitably exists in any molded materials & could take place purely by luck.
Step 2: Check If Your Bobbin Fits
Just try fitting bobbin into the cap prior to next step, making sure it could be too tight/loose as mentioned at tools & materials.
Step 3: Slit the Cap With a Knife
Firmly hold the cap on flat surface & cut to make 2mm slit diagonally (approx. 45 degrees)
Step 4: Paint the Slit With a Marker
Trace the slit with a marker to make it stand out before you forget :)
Step 5: Done! Enjoy Sewing!!
Step 6: For Your Information: Solution at Cost
FYI, this is genuine "bobbin clip" accessory from brother.