I don’t know about you, but tangled bobbin threads bug me. I figured out an easy way to keep them looking neat-n-tidy. I doubt I’m the only “crafty” person with slightly OCD tendencies, so here’s my tip below.
Before… a mess of tails. Try getting a bobbin out without unraveling at least two others.
After… neat and sweet. This tip with work with just about any type or size bobbin.
First you’ll need extra wide straws. Clear, if possible. These are becoming more common- I’ve seen them sold as “Bubble Tea” straws. I believe I bought these at my local Asian grocery store. Really though, you just need one or two straws, so how about you go to your local Bubble Tea Cafe and buy a nice Boba Milk Tea? For the sake of organization, sweet delicious organization?
Next, just wind your bobbins up tight, and then wrap the straw rings around each bobbin.
That’s it. Easy, huh? I used clear-ish straws so I could still see my thread color.
You may have to roll and recoil your straw rings if they get stretched out after a few uses. I keep my extras right with my bobbins.
Gotta love these kind of immediate gratification organization projects. Have fun.