Anybody that has been sewing for any length of time either accumulates a bunch of thread spools as they get empty, or else throws a bunch of them away – one at a time!
When we started sewing the coupon clutches, I was emptying what seemed to be “dozens” of spools. Granted, the clutches take a lot of thread, with all the pockets, padding, double stitching the straps, topstitching all around, so I knew I needed to get a supply of thread on order! Well, after throwing away the first two or three, I decided there MUST be some kind of projects that could be done with those empty spools that the kids could do.
I now have a box of probably 50 empty spools and don’t know what to do with them! The good thing is that all the spools are the same size, whereas before in my “general” sewing I had all different sizes of spools, as well as some wood spools and some the newer plastic spools. These look great in the box, and I keep adding additional spools every day, but now what can I do with them?
Does ANYBODY have any kind of projects or things you’ve done with empty thread spools that you could pass along to me? I’d be forever grateful! My little 4 year old quadruplet grandbabies and their big 6 year old brother, LOVE to do “activities” and “projects”, so I know they’d really like to make something out of these spools – I just have to figure out something that we could make.