I'm a bobbin hoarder. I admit it. These are the bobbins from my lovely vintage Bernina 1530. When the Bernina broke and I bought my Janome Memory Craft 14000, I thought I'd have to find something to do with them (modern sewing art?). Then in a stroke of luck and pure genius, I put one of them in the new Janome and guess what??? It fit!
So now I have a TON of bobbins. When I need one in a new color, I can usually find it, but not without 30 minutes of searching through them all. I know, I know, by that time I might as well have filled an empty one with the color that I needed.
But the other day I was sorting out a sewing room cabinet and I found this empty box from a multi-thread collection that someone gave me for Christmas a couple years ago. You know the thread collection, it goes on sale every year during black friday. But I like to keep all my thread in the same place, so out of the box and up on the rack they quickly went.
I was about to throw away the empty box when I thought of a brilliant use for it - bobbin storage! I can stack up to three bobbins high along the sides where I can see the color of thread through the sides of the box. Then I put empty bobbins in the middle.
I've only got a tiny portion of by bobbin hoard in here. Maybe I should get a few more thread boxes on black friday. :)
How do you store your sewing machine's bobbins? Tell us in the comments!
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