Thread catchers are handy things to keep around your sewing space.

I had never heard of a thread catcher before, but when a friend shared theirs, I immediately saw how easy it would be to make one, and how convenient they would be to have around. I always had threads lying around everywhere, and having something to stuff them in once I trimmed them off my projects helped keep my sewing room a little tidier.

My thread catcher

Thread catcher

My friend linked me to a simple tutorial, which you can find here. The directions are easy to follow, and you don’t have to have amazing sewing skills to pull this project off. It also includes visual steps to follow.  And best of all,  project that doesn’t take a lot of time to put together.

I decided to  use leftover fabric from a cotton sateen duvet cover I had taken apart for another project. It was easy to draft up the pattern for it and put it together. The part that took the longest for me, was finding buttons I wanted to use for it that went with the fabric. I have a lot of buttons.

You could easily make a bunch of these and sell them on Etsy. You could even give these as gifts to any other sewing enthusiasts you know.

In conclusion, I definitely recommend giving this tutorial a try, it’s both fun and easy to make. This is one of my favorite small projects to date, due to the ease of construction and the handiness of this simple little