Meet my new travel companion – the ultimate COLLAPSIBLE THREAD CATCHER! Whether I’m hand-stitching or using my sewing machine, those pesky thread ends and bits of quilting cotton end up scattered all over. It’s a sure sign of chaos when I’m engrossed in my stitching and Bo, my Yorkie, casually struts by, adorned with threads and fabric scraps clinging to his fur!
This ingenious little thread catcher conveniently folds up when not in use, keeping stray threads under control. It’s compact and easy to tuck into your bag, making it an ideal companion for your travels, quilt retreats, and classes. It’s a breeze to make, so you might want to craft a few extras.
Consider placing one by your workspace and another in your quilting bag. Moreover, your quilting and sewing buddies will undoubtedly cherish them as thoughtful gifts.
The overall process is sewing basics using stitching by hand or sewing machine if you prefer. The basic process is to measure the base ring, count and cut the fabric according to your measurements and put everything together to create the adorable thread catcher!
For the fabric measurements I use the following formula: Ring diameter + ½” by 9” (the ready thread catcher will be 3 ¾”height).
So let’s get started!
- 9” x 11 ¼” 1 piece for catcher body;
- 4 ½” x 9“ 1 piece for base;
- 3 ½” x 7“ 1 piece of ultra-firm stabilizer.
- piecing thread (40 wt)
- Non-stick universal machine needle
- Hand sewing needle, clips and pins
- Pinking shears (optional)
- Stiletto and fabric glue pen
- Plastic bottle or jar
As a bonus you can FREE download tutorial in step-by-step pictures and pattern in PDF format here (click): Collapsible Thread Catcher
If any questions or help please don’t hesitate to text me on my Instagram