**This tutorial is intended for personal use only.**
On weekends, I prefer hand stitching over machine simply because my project becomes portable and I am able to take it to any location I desire. I often leave my sewing room to be with hubby while he enjoys a weekend of watching golf on tv. It is comforting to be with him after a long and busy week spent mostly apart. Even if it does mean that I have to endure hours and hours of golf.
I often spend my time sewing seams closed, sewing on buttons, or tacking on embellishments of some kind. The problem that I have is transporting my thread because I like having an array of colors with me. For a long time I just threw spools of thread into a basket but I hated digging through it to find the color that I needed. Not to mention about how it would often become a tangled mess. THEN....a light bulb moment occurred. A rather simple solution to my problem.
This takes only a few minutes to put together. More time was spent on gathering the components that I needed.
You will need a base of some sort. I dug deep into my craft closet and found an old decorative chalk board that was just sitting around collecting dust. To hold the thread, I gathered a dozen golf tees. I whipped up a small pincushion to mount onto the top of the board. I plugged in my hot glue gun and went to work.
The golf tees were glued onto the base of the chalk board. The pincushion was then glued in place.
After adding spools of thread, a few needles, and scissors, I was ready to go. It took me less than 15 minutes to put this spool holder together.
In this example, I glued a round pincushion to the center of an old CD and then glued the golf tees around it to hold the spools of thread.
I hope you can use this simple but useful idea. Have a fabulous weekend.