By Noreen Doll.
I had a little bit of plastic left around the opening of the milk jug and I wanted to be able to use it, because I challenged myself to use as much of the jug as I could.
I noticed the plastic was just the right size for embroidery thread bobbins.
So I used a bobbin I already had as a pattern, and traced the bobbins around the opening.
And you can make longer bobbins for baker’s twine.
Now I can have all the bobbins I need without spending a penny.
Milk Jug scraps
How to Make an Embroidery Thread Bobbin from a Milk Jug.
1. Trace a bobbin you already have on to the milk jug plastic. If you don’t have a bobbin, use the photos to create one.
This bobbin is about 1 3/4 inches long, and 1 1/2 inches wide at the widest part at the ends.
2. Make 2 slits at one end of the bobbin or one slit at each end to tuck the embroidery threads into.
3. Cut out the bobbin
and cut the slits.
4. Use alcohol on a paper towel to remove the marker ink from the bobbins.
5. Tuck one end of the thread in one of the slits
and wind the thread around the middle of the bobbin. Tuck the second end into the other slit.
© Noreen Doll