Sunday, July 13, 2008

I need one of these: Thread Catchers

Dear Kelly,

I'm browsing some sewing links found at Angry Chicken and found these cute thread catchers at NearSea Naturals. I think I'll try to make one myself. I've seen these several places recently, but the clever thing about these in particular is that the bottoms are weighted with sand.


P.S. Photo is from NearSea Naturals.


Annie said...

Hmmm, what are they for? It is for when you're sewing by hand using a spool of thread that might slip off your lap?

Great to meet you at Renegade too Kelly. I hope you enjoyed it!

kelly said...

Shayne -- this little thread catcher is awesome! I've thought before of making one -- thanks for reminding me. I like how she used boning to hold it open.

Annie -- Thanks for dropping by! To answer your question, a thread catcher is basically a tiny wastebasket you have next to your sewing machine to put your little scraps and threads (of course) into as you go. It's a good way to control all of the extra little "junk" that tends to build up in the area while sewing!

bettyninja said...

these are a super idea. I have thread all over the little tub I toss it in next to my sewing machine

Shayne said...

I may actually make one soon. I bought boning last week.

kelly said...

Hey -- Kquilts Studio has a great tutorial for a thread catcher that looks a lot like this one!

She recommends using "strapping" (for packaging) but boning would work just as well, I'm sure.