Tips and Tools Tuesday – Thread Catcher

Today’s Tips and Tools post will be short and sweet because I spent most of the day at the hospital with my husband.

He had a heart catheterization done today to find out what is causing his chest pain and pressure.

No blockage found. Praise the Lord! But hey had to send the catheter up through an artery, so he has to take it easy for a while. I’m going to spend the rest of the evening with  my sweetheart of 38 years.

Here’s the tool I want to share with you today.

It’s my thread catcher. It’s usually found next to my sewing machine.


It’s a small wooden bowl that I found in an antique shop. I think I paid a quarter for it.

I pull off a piece of sticky paper from a lint roller, fold under the ends, and place it in the bowl sticky side up.

Any time I snip a thread, I just drop it in the bowl. The sticky paper holds the threads and I don’t have thread bits everywhere.

Does a pin head ever pop off when you’re removing it from fabric? When that happens to me, I just drop the headless pin into the bowl. It stays stuck on the paper until I decide to throw it away. I can wrap it securely in the sticky paper and don’t worry about losing it in the carpet.

I take my bowl with me to the living room when hand sewing, too.

I hope this makes your sewing easier and helps keep your sewing area neater.





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