Saturday, April 12, 2014

Taming Embroidery Thread

Efelants & Woozles
Wild Embroidery Thread
Do you use embroidery thread in your crafting? I do, and I inherited a bunch of embroidery thread from several places... And it is a mess! I have 2 boxes like this left to "tame" and thought I would share with you what I am doing.

First I need to explain that I go as cheaply as possible in organizing my (our) craft supplies. But I still want a pretty, organized, inspirational, craft room. I had looked at the stores and online to see what I could do and there were all kinds of nifty things out there, that I could not afford. So I turned to my trusty 3"x5" index cards. I am a firm believer in index cards, I have panic attacks if I am out!

3"x5" index card

I folded it in half, short end to short end.

I cut on the indicated lines.

Then folded the flaps inwards. I didn't cut them off as I felt it gave it more stability.

Wrap your embroidery thread around the center. I also added the color information and brand, etc.

I included any washing instructions on the "back" and cut a small slit at the top to secure the end.

And WOOT! I have beautifully tamed embroidery thread that I can easily see. Once all of it is finished I will organize it by color.

I will tell you about my containers in the next post!

Love to all,


  1. Yes, I have embroidery thread as well, only I wasn't as thrifty as you and went out and got 3 plastic storage containers, which included the bobbins. Your idea is pretty clever I must admit.

  2. Oh my gosh, that is fabulous! I'm always about using and recycling what we have instead of buying new. Well, okay not ALWAYS, but very often, and your idea is perfect!

    1. Thank you! Lol usually I use the index cards to write down crochet patterns for step by step instructions for when I get confused or to write phone messages on, and then when I am done the used cards go in a stack to be used for things like this. I just chose a new one for this tutorial ;) The holders have done very well for me and I hope they work well for you!

  3. This is a great idea. I have a crazy amount of embroidery floss, so I'm always looking for organizational ideas!


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