Wednesday, November 2, 2011

DIY Thread Frame

I must say that untangling thread is one of the most annoying things to do, when all you want is to sit down at your machine and get sewing.

I have eyed those thread storage racks that you can get at fabric stores for a couple of years.  I have never wanted to pay the price they ask for them, though.

I have had this idea in the back of my mind for a while.  So when I came across this frame at a garage sale a couple of weeks ago, I knew exactly what I was going to do with it.

First, I looked at my plastic thread storage case I had to see the distance between the pegs.  They each seemed to be about 1 3/4 " apart.  So I measured out the distance on the board backing, leaving a little on the edges to be able to replace the frame.

Here is the distance between the pegs, but I actually left about 1/2" more room 
around the edges for the frame.

After I had it all marked, I nailed a 2" nail on all the spots.  (Sorry about the shadows, I kept trying to get a different angle so as not to get as long of shadows, but the sun wouldn't co-operate. :0)

Then, I primed and painted the frame.  I did two coats with .99 black spray paint from Walmart (shiny, not matte).  Next, I color-coded my thread on the pegs (of course), and hung it up.

For the time being I hung it with a wire on the back of my sewing closet.  I think I will change that though, in order to hang it a little closer to the wall.

A close-up...

Another view...

The final product....

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  1. super sweet idea! saw this on the Blue Cricket link up--thanks for sharing!

  2. I love that. It is not only functional but a nice piece of decor as well. I am a new follower from Ginger Snap Crafts. Vicky from Mess For Less

  3. Wow i Love this idea! thanks for following my blog im following back!
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  4. Great idea, keeps all the thread handy.

  5. YAY!!! Awesome!!! I am too frugal to buy a thread holder from Joanns. Sad, I know. But, this is what I have been waiting for!!! Thanks for the idea.

    New follower from The Sasse Life.

  6. Thanks for the blog visit and comment. Fun blog you have over here. Love your thread Frame :)

  7. What great idea! Would love love love for you to share this at our party going on now Happy holiday! My

  8. Thanks everyone......linked up space 46