Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Sewing Tip - Clear Tubing Bobbin Wraps

If you throw you bobbins into your sewing basket, eventually they become a tangled mess. To keep your bobbins from unwinding, do what I do... wrap your bobbins in slices of clear tubing!

The tubing I use can be purchased from any hardware store or home improvement center. One foot of 5/8" size tubing will be enough to wrap more than 40 bobbins. Measure the space between the top and bottom discs of your bobbin to determine how thick to cut the slices. My bobbins are less than a quarter inch wide. Slice the tubing open lengthwise. Then take a sharp pair of scissors and cut slices off of the end of tubing. You'll wind up with C-shaped slices of tubing that you can wrap around your bobbins. Other kinds of tubing will work, but I prefer clear because it allows me to see what color thread is on the bobbin.

These bobbin wraps are inexpensive, easy to make and will keep you bobbins neat and tidy. No more tangled mess!

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