For years I've been stuffing my embroidery floss in a tiny little plastic makeup case from junior high (remember Caboodles?). It didn't work very well - my growing collection made it nearly impossible to close the darn thing, I had to dump it all out to find a color and the little paper cuffs with the color number kept slipping off the skeins and getting lost. My mom stores hers on cards in a 3-ring binder, but that's too bulky for me. So when my mom got a new sewing machine and was looking for a project, we got together and designed this custom floss roll based on knitting needle rolls.
I unwound the skeins, cut to 30-inch lengths, then used a D3 (3.25) crochet hook to thread through the grommet holes. I used non-permanent blue marking pen to mark the numbers.
It even has little pockets for my scissors and needles! The needle one is padded so I can use it as a pincushion, too. Thanks, Mom!
3 hours ago