Sunday, November 15, 2015

Spool + bobbin winder. NEW!

I don't know about you, but use this tip all the time!
How to use the bobbin winder on your sewing machine to wind one or multiple colors of thread to one or several used empty spools. With the help of velcro you can replace spools using only one bobbin!
All you need is just ONE bobbin, one (or as many as you need) used thread spool, Ultra-mate adhesive velcro pads (available in Walmart) and hole punch.
Using a hole punch make a hole in the center of one pair of velcro, the rough part will be adhered to the bobbin and the soft part to the spool (or reversed, it doesn't really matter!). Heavy duty adhesive is more recommended.

If you want to use more spools, make more holes in the soft ovals (they are also available in circles).
This would be very handy if you want to clean your spool rack or need several certain colors one one spool. 
And you will definitely appreciate it when you have only one large serger spool of certain color left, but you need at least 3 or 4 (depends on serger brand) to complete your project! All you can do is wind the same color thread from the same large spool onto multiple smaller empty spools!

And here's one more simple trick! 
You can divide your spool for several segments for different color threads using small rubber hair bands!
AND! They can be used not only as dividers: you can tighten the end of the thread with this little rubber mate! 
I hope you enjoy these tips!
I will appreciate if you leave some comments and let me know if you used this tip and if you liked it! 
Hope you do!

Happy sewing!

Natalie Quiltessa