Thank your for your words of encouragement on my embroidery, that meant so much to me!
As shared in my previous post, I had intention of organizing all my embroidery threads. I bought a storage box, some sets of plastic bobbins and this plastic bobbin winder by DMC, all were ready for my organizing task. But after a few times using this tool to wind them onto bobbins per the instruction on the label, I found that it took a lot of time, especially when I had to do that with hundreds skeins of thread...
I tried to figure out if there are any way faster, easier to wind all my threads instead of spending hours and hours hand winding. My sweetie suggested that I should try with my sewing machine, he thought it might help. Oh what a wonderful idea! I did it and the result was just GREAT! So, I'm very happy to share with you how I organized my threads with my sewing machine!
Okay, let's start. You will need:
- These 2 pieces of the bobbin winder (just take it apart - very easy).
- Floss bobbin (plastic card) which you have written the thread color number on.
- A small plastic tube that is about 1 inch (I cut from a bag handle the craft store gave me for storing yarn).
Now put the card holder piece into the plastic tube. You may need some fire to get it closely fit together.
Put the rest of the tube on the bobbin winder shaft of the sewing machine, slightly press to be sure it fully covers the bobbin winder shaft and the card holder piece is right on the shaft (no space in between).
You also need to unwind your thread by using the sewing machine handle, hold the thread and pull slightly, very quick and easy. Believe me, you don't want to get any tangle during the winding process.
Insert the card in between the card holder piece and push the peg tightly to secure it.
Wrap the thread around the card a few times and slide the bobbin winder shaft to the right. You are ready to go!
Hold the thread with your hand, start the sewing machine as if you are winding the bobbin for sewing. For the first few times, you may want to set the speed of your sewing machine at low level for easy winding, when you "master" it, you can set the speed at higher level and your job will be done much faster!
Wind as many threads onto bobbins as you want... You will get into it!!! :)
My organizing task was done and here is my storage box...
I don't throw these floss labels with color number away, I'm keeping them in a small box just in case...
Still have some more but the box is full, I need to try to put them into as well, or I may need to buy another box!
Thank you everyone for your visit. I hope this helps you to have an idea on organizing your thread.
~ Wishing you a happy weekend! ♥