The Best Way To Organize Your Threads

As a designer of women’s clothing, I have a lot of thread in my studio/atelier.  It’s not efficient to keep thread in a box – too difficult to locate that perfect color.

What is the best way to organize your threads?

I find the best way is to place the thread spools on pegs for easy access and color comparison.

Here is a peek behind-the-scenes at my atelier to watch me organize some of my favorite thread spools.

This pegboard for my threads was long overdue. For too long my most-commonly used threads were packed in one of two different boxes. My sewing technicians sometimes put threads back in the wrong box. I needed a way to see the color options more easily.

Make the pegboard thread holder

So Mike and I went to Home Depot and got a pegboard and a bunch of 1/4 inch wood dowels. I cut the dowels to a 3 inch length, which acommodates the small and medium size spools. The large spools for the serger are in a separate location. We glued the pegs into the pegboard with two empty holes in each direction. You could put the pegs one hole closer than I did, but I find it easier to see and get access to the thread this way.

Neutrals

I keep all of my neutrals together.  Blacks, whites, tans, silvers.

Colors

A gorgeous sea of blues, greens, golds, yellows, reds, and more.

How To Sew

Are you learning to sew?  Looking for some tips?  I created a set of how to sew videos for YouTube. The two most popular videos are “How to apply seam tape” and “How to apply facing“.

Craftsmanship

“…The art is the stuff I invent. The craft is interesting because it is the process, the engineering if you will, and all of the factors that help me take an idea to completion…”.

pegboard thread holder

 

 

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