8 Ideas for Organizing Embroidery Floss

8 Ideas for Organizing Embroidery Floss

Organizing embroidery floss can often feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be! 

Here are 8 smart ideas for organizing your embroidery thread that will save you time and make your life easier. 

Wind It on a Spool

1. Spools aren't just for sewing machines! 

2. Wind your embroidery floss around each spool. 

3. Place each spool on a thread rack like this or this

Organizing Embroidery Floss onto Thread Spools

Place It in a Hanging Jewelry Organizer

1. Swap out your jewelry for thread in a hanging jewelry organizer!

2. Organize each color of embroidery floss into different pockets. 

3. Hang it up in your craft room or closet.

Hanging Thread Organizer for Organizing Embroidery Floss on Amazon

Photo: Amazon

Add It to a Ring 

1. Start with bobbins that have a hole in the top, like these.

2. Wind your embroidery thread around each bobbin using your hands or a bobbin winder.

3. Attach each bobbin to an organizer ring

Organizing Embroidery Floss on a Ring

Photo: DMC 

Organize It into Drawers

1. Sort your embroidery floss by color number.

2. Place skeins of each color in a different drawer of an acrylic cabinet like this or this.

Organizing Embroidery Floss into Drawers

Photo: DMC

Place It onto Thread Drops

1. Loop each skein of embroidery floss onto a thread drop.

2. Write your floss color number at the top of each thread drop.

3. Attach each thread drop to an organizer ring.


Thread Drops for Organizing Embroidery Floss from Fat Quarter Shop

Photo: Fat Quarter Shop

Store It in a Bobbin Box

1. Start with bobbins like these or these or these.

2. Try a bobbin winder to wrap your thread around each bobbin.

3. Place a corresponding floss number sticker on the top right of each bobbin.

4. Store in a clear, plastic bobbin box like this or this.

Organizing Embroidery Thread onto Bobbins in a Bobbin Box

Tie It onto a Thread Minder  

1. Loop each thread color for your embroidery project into a different slot around the thread minder.

2. Keep each thread color handy while you stitch!

Thread Minder for Organizing Embroidery Floss from Fat Quarter Shop

Photo: Fat Quarter Shop 

Wrap It Around Clothes Pins

1. Transform inexpensive clothes pins around your house into bobbins!

2. Wrap your embroidery floss around each clothes pin. 

3. Write the color number on the side of each clothes pin. 

4. Store in a see-through bag or container.

Organizing Embroidery Floss with Clothes Pins

Interested in Learning More? 

Check out The Best Embroidery Thread for Your Next Project or The Essential Embroidery Supplies for Beginners

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8 Smart Ideas for Organizing Embroidery Floss from Haley Hamilton Art
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