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keep your threads tidy and in check with plastic tubing
What a great way to keep those threads in check, thanks to Schlosser designs blog.

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  • How to make a thread holder. Bobbin Thread Keeper - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get your supplies: I bought 2 sizes of the tubing since I wasn't too sure if the one originally needed would work. I have 2 different sizes of bobbins anyay. I would highly suggest bringing your bobbins to the hardware store to check if the diameter will work. If you can and they sell it by the inch or foot, start with the least amount they'll allow. I got 6" of both.
    I got one that's a 9/16"x3/8" diameter and one that's a little smaller and thinner but with a 1/2 " diameter.

  • How to make a thread holder. Bobbin Thread Keeper - Step 2
    Step 2

    With your xacto knife, carefully slice open the tubing

  • How to make a thread holder. Bobbin Thread Keeper - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using your bobbin as a guide to measure out how much to cut

  • How to make a thread holder. Bobbin Thread Keeper - Step 4
    Step 4

    I found that spreading out the tubing and with a pair of scissors cut the tubing to the size you want worked better than trying to cut through the whole thing at once. Especially if you got tubing that's really thick.

  • How to make a thread holder. Bobbin Thread Keeper - Step 5
    Step 5

    You should end up with something like this

  • How to make a thread holder. Bobbin Thread Keeper - Step 6
    Step 6

    wrap around your bobbin keeping the threads wound....

  • How to make a thread holder. Bobbin Thread Keeper - Step 7
    Step 7

    you should end up with a clear casing of tubing around your bobbin. And no stray threads!
    Done!
    (Now if they sold tubing with a diameter to fit around thread spools, I just may do it to a few of those as well.)

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