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Bit of a boring question but ..... bobbin storage?

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Lovevhate Tue 04-Feb-14 20:51:39

I have been trawling the net for bobbin boxes and there are loads. The plain plastic ones with a lid don't look very secure and I like the look of the foam ones but I can't find a UK supplier.

What do you sewing ladies use and which boxes are the best?

birdbrain21 Tue 04-Feb-14 20:59:52

I use a plastic one with a lid like this and it's fine

Lovevhate Tue 04-Feb-14 21:07:59

Thanks birdbrain. Does the lid shut firmly on this one?

GemmaTeller Tue 04-Feb-14 21:22:23

I have an old printers letterpress tray on the wall - tis lovely smile

GemmaTeller Tue 04-Feb-14 21:28:19

Ah, jusr re-read your post- you mean the small bobbin that goes in the bottom of the sewing machine.... (I'm from oop north where a 'bobbin' covers several things )

MinniesMate Tue 04-Feb-14 21:43:52

I use the same type as birdbrain.

Can confirm the lid is secure as I dropped mine downstairs earlier!

Lovevhate Tue 04-Feb-14 21:48:44

Gemma that is beautiful! What a find. Where did you find it?

Minnies it must be a good one if it withstands coming down the stairs!

ZingSweetApple Wed 05-Feb-14 08:26:42

I use silicone bobbin holders, they are round and don't break.

I will try and link a photo later

GemmaTeller Wed 05-Feb-14 08:46:33

Lovevhate it was £15 at Macclesfield Treacle Market

birdbrain21 Wed 05-Feb-14 09:02:01

yep the lid has a catch on it that securely closes, never tried dropping it down the stairs to test it though wink

Gatekeeper Wed 05-Feb-14 09:04:46

"treacle market"..sounds wonderful grin

I have bobbin box envy! I had no idea such a thing existed. Fleabay here I come!

craftynclothy Wed 05-Feb-14 10:46:54

I have one of these Clover bobbin storage tower and it is fab. You can lift layers off so when I go to a class I can take the layer I need rather than all of it. It's smaller than it looks in the pic though, think my IL's were disappointed when it arrived and they ended up with only a tiny gift for me for Xmas (I, of course, loved it because I've been wanting one for ages)

whatdoesittake48 Wed 05-Feb-14 15:35:03

I didn't even know these things exist either! I just chuck mine in the little storage box in the sewing machine. I only have four and have to keep changing the cotton all the time. I really should get out more...

Strawdolly Wed 05-Feb-14 17:05:32

I have these which keep the bobbins with the matching threads.

A tip I found on Pinterest is to put these wee hairbands round the bobbins to stop them unravelling. Brilliant smile

TitsalinaBumSquash Wed 05-Feb-14 17:13:36

I didn't know such things existed! I have one of those workshop Dremel boxes on yet wall with loads of different drawers in it... I feel rather silly now I know there is actual storage for them! blush

ContentedSidewinder Thu 06-Feb-14 17:40:34

I too have the same one as Birdbrain it needed to fit in a small drawer so it was perfect. I got mine from Amazon.

TimeToPassGo Thu 06-Feb-14 22:07:36

I got one in Dunelm the other day for a couple of quid. Clear plastic and holds 25 bobbins.

HarrietSchulenberg Thu 06-Feb-14 22:13:55

A little cardboard box with a lid, secured by elastic band blush. Has about 10 bobbins in. Also has spare needles, seam ripper and half a pencil for seam marking.
I am getting bobbin box envy now.

TheCunnyFuntIsGettingMarried Fri 07-Feb-14 09:02:23

I have one of these, I love it!

birdbrain21 Fri 07-Feb-14 14:29:57

I thought mine was really clever but now I want one like craftynclothy that's really nice!

tb Wed 19-Feb-14 12:56:14

I've got one of those little sets of clear plastic drawers from a diy place.

There are about 16 drawers in total, each one can hold several bobbins or spools of thread.

sunshinenanny Wed 19-Feb-14 21:36:29

Only us sewers can understand the excitement of bobbin case envy!smile

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