Stop buying small spools of thread !

Do you wish you could use large spools of thread with a regular sewing machine? Well here’s helpful sewing tip…Use a wide mouth mason jar.  You heard me…use a mason jar.

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I’ve stopped buying small spools of thread, because I got so tired of wondering… Did I use this spool in my last project? Do I have enough thread for this project? Do I need to buy another spool?

So I learned this trick from my auntie….She told me to use a large mouth mason jar and stop wondering if you have enough thread for your project. What? Just place a large spool of thread inside the jar.

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Thread your machine as usual, and sew.  That’s so simple right!  I thought so too, and the jar never tips over.

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So stop buying the small spools of thread and save money and time buy the large spools of thread. Let me know if you think this is helpful.  And don’t tell auntie that I told you her secret.

Keep sewing!


24 Comments Add yours

  1. So original ❤ love it!!!

    1. lacartera says:

      Thank you! 🙂 Happy sewing!

  2. lazylinchen says:

    This is fabulous! And so simple. Thanks for the tip!

    1. lacartera says:

      You’re SEW welcome! 🙂 Thank you for your comment.

  3. I must try this . . . thank you!

    1. lacartera says:

      You’re welcome! Believe me you won’t miss those small spools. Enjoy your day!

  4. Gabriela says:

    bingooooooooooo …so original 🙂

    1. lacartera says:

      Thank you SEW much! 🙂

      1. Gabriela says:

        You are very talented!

  5. sewreclaimed says:

    With all my mason jars hanging around, Why didn’t I think of that! (Slaps the forehead!!) LOL! THANKS a BUNCH!!!

    1. lacartera says:

      Hahahaha…… I said the same thing when my auntie told me. In fact I have a Pinterest board dedicated to “Why didn’t I think of that.” LOL. I’m SEW happy I can help! 🙂

      1. sewreclaimed says:

        I shared this with my Facebook Fans! 😉

      2. lacartera says:

        Awesome! Thank you! 🙂

  6. Great tip! Ingenious, it might just work better, I know sometimes mine gives me troubles if not placed in the exact position with it acing the exact direction it wants.

    1. lacartera says:

      Thank you! What are you using now?

      1. I prefer the large cones, with a cone thread feeder to the right of my machine, on the table. There’are
        some made to mount on the back of your machine . I’m working on my next post, it with some info about threads, things I’e picked up here & there along the way.

      2. lacartera says:

        That’s awesome! I’m looking forward to your post!

  7. Great idea. I bought some little plastic spool converters that pop inside the spool. They were very cheap, but not as cheap as your jar!

    1. lacartera says:

      The plastic spool adapters are a great idea too! 🙂 I’m always looking for little tricks to the trade.

  8. Shiloh says:

    Oh my gosh this is amazing. I hate using small spools…my local store carries so few colors and I don’t always have the money to buy a bulk box…especially just to get a couple colors I need. I wish I had known this earlier but I read this at the perfect time…I am almost out of thread!

    1. lacartera says:

      Thank you! Now you can definitely have thread on hand. 🙂

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