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20 Thread & Bobbin Storage Ideas

Keep your craft space nice and neat with these 20 thread & bobbin storage ideas!

20 Thread & Bobbin Storage Ideas
The Craft Storage Solutions series continues today with thread and bobbin storage ideas!

Since beginning to sew a couple of years ago I have discovered that the collection of spools of threads (not to mention matching bobbins) grows with every project.

Right now I have them all stashed in a plastic bin, but I see my stash outgrowing that soon (see how I ultimately decided to store my thread and bobbins – it’s brilliant, if I do say so myself!).

Check out the inspiration for these 20 Thread & Bobbin Storage Ideas to maximize the organizing your spools of threads and bobbins 


Thread & Bobbin Storage Ideas

bobbin spool storage
Best bobbin storage from The Scrap Shoppe

With so many thread color options out there, I find it imperative to store your bobbins and spools together if possible.

This brilliant storage solution is my absolutely favorite!

Monogram thread rack from Melly Sews

This is an efficient and CUTE way to store your threads!

It makes your monogram look like a piece of artwork.

Magnetic bobbin storage from Domestic Adventure

This idea is simply brilliant if you use metal bobbins.

Those magnetic strips are super inexpensive!

Corner guard bobbin holder from Sew Many Ways

I don’t think I ever would have thought of using a corner guard this way.

Talk about a brilliant upcycle idea!

Framed pegboard thread rack from Life Created Blog

This such a sweet little idea for your threads!

I bet you can even buy scrap pegboard at the home improvement store for next to nothing.

Decorative spool storage at Lark Crafts

This is a tidy way to keep all your threads together if you don’t have wall space for storage.

And I love the rainbow of spools!

Thread with bobbin storage from MPS Modern Quilt Guild

Absolutely brilliant!

There is no better storage for bobbins, in my opinion, than WITH their threads of spool.

Pill box bobbin holder at Pick Up Some Creativity

Another great idea thinking outside of the box!

Pill boxes are the perfect size for your bobbins, keeping them nice and tidy.

DIY spool box from Murmur

This upcycled cardboard box is a brilliant DIY for a storage container for your threads.

And easy to store on the shelf!

Quarter round thread storage at Fynes Designs

This is a great idea using quarter round molding and turning it into a spool holder.

I am loving the out-of-the-box ideas!

DIY painted chevron thread holder
DIY thread & bobbin board from Craptastic

Making you own thread and bobbin board is a great way to customize your storage.

And it look pretty cute to boot!

DIY sewing thread holder from The Creative Homemaker

This DIY thread and bobbin holder is brilliant!

I love that it holds SO much thread, and the matching bobbins store right beneath the spools.

DIY thread cabinet from Maria Elkins

When you know, you know.

And this DIYer knew exactly how she wanted to store her threads, and she totally made it happen!

Framed thread storage from Grey Luster Girl

This is such a fun way to upcycle an old picture frame!

You may already have all the supplies needed to make this now.

Embroidery hoop thread racks from Yellow Spool

Because who doesn’t have extra embroidery hoops laying around?

Loving this storage solution AND that it incorporates sewing itself!

DIY pegboard thread rack from Sugar Bee Crafts

This simple framed pegboard is perfect for your spool storage.

And you can make it any size you like depending on your spool stash!

Rubber band thread & bobbin storage from Hoppo Bumpo

This is another brilliant idea to keep your bobbin with the matching spool of thread.

Great for keeping loose spools in a drawer!

Extend spool rack with a straw from Designs by Sick

If you find that the spindles on those standard spool storage rack aren’t long enough, try this solution for your thread & bobbin storage.

Who would have thought plastic straws would be so handy in the sewing room?

Foam toe separator bobbin storage from Sew for Home

I never liked these for home pedicures anyway.

What a great idea for bobbin storage!

Golf tee spool & bobbin holder from SewLicious Home Decor

Golf tees are a great way to keep your spools and bobbins together.

And even cuter when dressed up!

Golf tee tray spool storage from Scrappin My Hyde Off

This is another great golf tee upcycle to make your own spool storage tray.

Those little tees are so inexpensive making this a great alternative to an expensive spool caddy!



I’m loving the storage that involves keeping the bobbins with the matching spools.

I’ve already discovered that is definitely the type of organization I need to incorporate into my own craft space!

So, how do you store your threads and bobbins?

Were you inspired by these 20 thread & bobbin storage ideas?

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This post was originally shared January, 2015.

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Sandra Randolph

Saturday 6th of February 2021


Michele McDonald

Sunday 7th of February 2021

That particular one is a DIY someone made. You could easily make one yourself, or there is this manufactured one I found ( - affiliate link).

Susan M Hojdik

Tuesday 4th of September 2018

Thanks. These are good ideas.

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Friday 5th of January 2018

Right here is the perfect web site for anybody who wishes to understand this topic. You know a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not that I really will need to...HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a subject that has been discussed for decades. Wonderful stuff, just great!

Dorothy Nichols

Friday 13th of May 2016

Loved the hoops, and the corner guard ideas.

Beverly {Flamingo Toes}

Monday 12th of January 2015

These are all so cool! I really love the ones that hold the spool and bobbin together - it is no fun trying to hunt up the matching bobbin!! What a great roundup! :)

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