Wednesday, 8 June 2011

"How to Avoid Tangled Embroidery Threads and Recycle Used Thread Spools"

When you have reached the end of a spool of thread don't throw it away! You can use it again and solve another problem at the same time. You can avoid tangled embroidery skeins by winding the thread onto you empty spool.

If you want to keep note of the colour number, you can put a little sticker on top, or just stick the paper from the skein with the number on top.

This is a much tidier way to keep your threads.

You can do this with thread that comes on a card as well, and the spools won't get tatty like card does!

If you you have bobbins that don't fit your sewing machine, you could use those. I haven't tried those yet, so I don't know how much floss they will hold, but they are a much better size for travelling!

How do you save sewing waste? Have you solved any problems by recycling? Please share your tips below. : )

Until next time, happy sewing!
Sabrina Wharton-Brown
The Sewing Corner