I had been wanting a 'thread catcher' for a while. Basically it is a pin cushion that sits next to your sewing machine, with a little bag that hangs down in which to put all the ends of thread as you work.
But then I saw this little tool caddy...
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and I thought how handy is that, and how can I combine that with a thread catcher....so that is what I made today.
This is the hexie caddy...the only changes I made were to use mount board instead of cereal box card, as I wanted it stronger. I also put some weights inside each section so it doesn't pull off the table.
In order to attach the thread catcher I added a strip of fabric with a buttonhole...
I then made the thread catcher...and added a button inside..
and so when you button them together you get a tool caddy/pin cushion/thread catcher..
and with the tools and pins in place...
I used 3 fat quarters, all were in the sale at 50p each....so it turned out pretty cheap too lol