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Spool Rack


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. Step 1

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

  2. Step 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. Step 3

    Stack sewing-machine bobbins three to a peg.

  4. Step 4

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

Martha Stewart Living, March 2014