Last year I started off the New Year with organizing my sewing machine accessories and this year I’m adding to my organization. My husband is a Handy Guy, “Thank God” and is always willing to help me. No matter how ridiculous my ideas are, he makes them work. Not long ago, I scored a lifetime supply of textured polyester serger/overlock thread from Craigslist for $20.00. Each cone is HUGE and I was able to buy 4 of each of the colors the seller had. 23 colors in ALL. This type of thread is only used in the upper and lower loopers on an Overlock or Serger and in the looper on a Cover Stitch Machine. Now for the problem….Until today, they were in boxes and weren’t very convenient to make use of, unfortunately.
I kept the colors I readily use on hand, but they were always in the way. I dislike having to clear things away from my sewing machine area when I want to work. I like to sit, turn the machine on and go!! So today, my husband solved that problem for me by adding more shelves to my Sewing Studio. Isn’t it a thing a beauty and function!!
The 3 shelves are staggered as they go up to the top shelf. They are made for solid wood with a white washed finish and will hold lots of sewing supplies. They are right above one of my sewing machine tables, so I can put my sewing accessories for each machine right on the shelf above. How great is that?!
Well here it is!! All loaded up with the thread! It looks so pretty, doesn’t it look nice all is color order? I left the plastic wrapping on the 3 cones in the back to keep them dust free. I probably will only be using 1 or 2 cones at a time for any project, so it’s no sense exposing them all to the lint that flies in the sewing studio!!
Here’s a picture of how they look when in use. They just sit right behind the machine and feed off the top of the cone right into the telescopic thread guides.
Sometimes I use them with a thread stand also. It all depends on the machine I’m using. My thread stands are extra high, to accommodate the huge cones of thread.
Now to figure out what to put on all that extra space on the shelves? I may need to go to the store…..more fabric, maybe? *wink
Have a Happy Creative Day!!