Spool Rack

Spool Rack

Photography: Bryan Gardner

Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2014


Looking for a way to organize sewing supplies so everything is in one place? With a few upgrades, a standard spool rack becomes a catchall for lots of sewing supplies.


Unfinished wooden flowerpot, $1.50,
Thirty-spool thread rack, $15.25,


  • Spool rack

  • Spools

  • Felt

  • Tiny wooden flowerpot

  • Glue

  • Seam ripper

  • Small scissors

  • Large pins

  • Sewing-machine bobbins

  • Embroidery floss


  1. Wrap spools in felt, and use them to store pins and needles.

  2. A tiny wooden flowerpot’s drainage hole will slide over one of the rack’s pegs (if you need to enlarge the hole, use a drill). Secure with glue, and fill with a seam ripper, small scissors, and large pins.

  3. Stack sewing-machine bobbins three to a peg.

  4. Wrap embroidery floss around plastic bobbins and slip them over the pegs.


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