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Old 03-13-2013, 06:44 PM   #1
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Sewing Machine cover / Thread Catcher

I need covers for my sewing machines, my toddler is a little obsessed with turning nobs and pressing buttons

and I'd love a thread-catcher to hang off the edge of the table to toss threads and small scraps in as I sew.

Has anyone made anything similar for themselves or seen a blog tutorial anywhere? I think I could swing the cover easily, it's the thread catcher, that I would like to put some boning in, that I worry I am waaay overthinking!

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Old 03-14-2013, 06:23 AM   #2
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Re: Sewing Machine cover / Thread Catcher

I have a thread catcher that uses the plastic from the edges of lids (like for ice cream pails, or butter lids) to make it stiff. To hang it from the table it had a tab and the tab was connected to a square (hard to describe) that was backed with shelf liner and filled with sand. It made a decent pin cushion too. http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/sewin...incushion/8054 this is close to what I have.
Here is a tutoria (downloadable pdf) to a neat organizer too http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2009/03/...abric-focus-3/
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:30 AM   #3
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Re: Sewing Machine cover / Thread Catcher

Umm, not something beautiful, but I just use an empty kleenex box for thread ends and small scraps. You could get a nice tissue box cover for it if it's going to be sitting out for long, etc?
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