I used to store my bobbins inside one of the tiny drawers of the 30-compartment organizer I have under my sewing table. The drawer served its purpose but I didn’t like the fact that the bobbins rested on their sides inside it. I was intent on buying a bobbin organizer but I happened to look at a box of film* on my desk while browsing through the many designs (DIY or factory-produced) online.

And so I made this film canister DIY bobbin holder:


You will need: film canisters, craft knife, hot glue


1. Cutting plastic is tricky. The trick (HA!) is to do it VERY SLOWLY.

2. Each canister will house 4 bobbins.

 *We have a stash because we have 2 lomo cameras and one vintage film camera.