Thread Catcher

I hate the way little snipped threads tend to gather around my sewing machine. They get stuck to everything and drive me nuts so I finally decided to do something about it.

It started out simple. Just a circle and a tube with some interfacing to make it stand up. I traced a random toy laying around for the circle bottom and then measured the circumference to create the tube. After sewing the tube together I realized that I had measured wrong and my circle was too small. I didn’t really want to start all over and scrap the lovely tube, so I set out to determine the radius of the tube so that I could create the correct circle.

Math.

Not. My. Thing.

In fact, let’s not tell any of my former math teachers that I actually succeeded at this endeavor. Most of them wouldn’t believe you! I recall a middle school teacher once finishing the lesson and immediately turning to me, “Ok, Holly, what don’t you understand?” It was a rare day indeed as I did understand the lesson, but it took several minutes to convince her!

However, I am determined that my kids will not be bad at math. I don’t want them to know that being bad at math is even an option, so I have to tackle these things with a smile on my face.

Here’s what I ended up with.

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The fabric is from Heather Bailey’s Nicey Jane collection.

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All those lovely threads and scraps out of the way.

The lining is just some cheapo cotton from JoAnns.

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I added a little ribbon loop to the back so I can hang it, but I’m not sure if I actually will.

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And the bottom. Not perfect, but I don’t think It will be getting a lot of viewing.

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