Tiny Thread Trash Can: A Handy Accoutrement

April 23rd, 2012 at 8:17 pm . Posted in Sewing Machine Talk .

T = Tiny Thread Trash Can

Admittedly, this might sound like a weird sewing accoutrement. But when I first started sewing, I would cut the thread at the end of a seam and just put the pieces down on the table next to my sewing machine. Little strands started showing up here and there on the floor or mixed in with my sewing supplies. (The pieces of thread were like sprinkles or glitter — they seemed to keep multiplying somehow!)

So my mom gave me a handy container that looks like a tiny trash can. I started putting it on the table next to the machine, and any time I have to trim off thread, I put it in said container.



It’s been working out really well, and it also fits easily into my organized sewing setup.

If you’re interested in this “tiny trash can” — those are my words, probably not the official name of it — my mom found it at The Container Store. Enjoy!

8 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Neeno
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:33 am

    i do a biiiiiig vacuuming session after I finish sewing because there is so much thread and bits of fabric everywhere. This is a great idea!


    • Kelly
      Apr 24, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

      Thanks! Glad I’m not the only one who gets pieces of thread all over the place 😀


  2. Debbie
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 11:46 am

    Hey Kelly, I could use one of them for my beading thread pieces, too, and the off shaped beads that I have to toss out. Good idea. Some times the best ideas are also the simplest ideas. -Debbie


    • Kelly
      Apr 24, 2012 @ 1:18 pm

      So true!


  3. Lucy Adams
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:01 pm

    You should package up all those thread clippings and sell them on eBay. Somewhere out there, somebody is thinking, “If only I had some little thread clippings, I could . . .”



    • Kelly
      Apr 24, 2012 @ 9:07 pm



  4. Tina
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 10:46 am

    When I sew, the threads end up all over my clothes and on the floor. I NEED one of these!!!


    • Kelly
      Apr 26, 2012 @ 6:46 pm

      You should get one!


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