Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thread Organizer from a Corkboard and Toothpicks

I can't tell you how many times I go digging in my sewing box and find all of the spools of thread twisted together! This project is going to make your sewing days a dream cruise...well, something like that. It's cute, cheap, and keeps you organized and I love organized. 

What You Will Need:
-Cork Board
-Toothpicks (notice mine are little umbrellas. Hey, do what you can with what you have, right!)
-Measuring tape or ruler
-Marker or Pen
-A nail or pin to hang it up

Let's Begin!

1. Start by laying your corkboard on the ground
2. Lay your measurement stick or tape down :
- 3" from the top
- Put a dot every 2" across your board

Note: Play around with where you would like your toothpicks to be.
I choose to space mine out every 2", but do whatever works for you!

3. Push your toothpick into the corkboard a little.
4. Hammer it in on a slight angle, so the thread won't just fall right back off after you put it on

5. Hammer a toothpick in each dot you made: 

6. Measure 3" down from your first row of toothpicks to add a second row:

Again, you can play around with the spacing

7. Repeat steps 2-6

I did 4 rows of 7
1 row of 3

8. Hang your new board up

What a mess!
Hang your spools of thread up:




  1. This would look even cuter using my Bobbin Blooms that hold your bobbin and thread TOGETHER and lets you create your own garden of color!

  2. I'm so making one of those. I'm always over-buying thread in colors I've already got because I couldn't find what I had.

  3. Amei, ficou lindo, parabéns! Suas ideias enchem meus olhos. Beijos, Clau.

  4. I am terribly impressed...You are a GENIUS!!! Being the only one of my siblings who can sew, I just inherited my mom's sewing things, which included 2 vintage machines, tons of cut but unsewn pieces of clothing, and plastic garbage bags full of notions. This is EXACTLY what I've been looking for. THANK YOU!!

  5. Amei!!! Vou fazer um para o meu cantinho.....
    Beijos e obrigada pela idéia

  6. helpful information and facts. Lots of, thanks a lot!

  7. This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free.

  8. I love seeing blog that understand the value.