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Improved Sewing Bobbin Clip

by xyzaxis Nov 7, 2017
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I've made the Modular Sewing Spool Holder and it's great. Now with a few of these bobbin clips I'll have the perfect threads drawer, I printed a test in PLA and it's fine for my bobbins.... Must print a few more

Thanks for this! I made one in PLA for my wife to see if she really had any use for these. For such a small item, it printed perhaps unexpectedly well. It "clipped" onto the bobbin well and she liked it saying that the main use was in changing bobbins during sewing as they tend to roll around and unravel. So, while she didn't need a lot of them, she liked having some. Also, she is in a "sewing" group so wants more to give to her friends. I'm going to try in PETG as you suggest.

Thank you for the comment! I love anecdotes like this. :-)

If she has a lot of spools of thread that need to be organized, you might also take a look at the companion sewing spool organizer that is linked in the description above.


Hi there, just made a bunch of these for my mom in purple and she loves them.

Is it possible that you can make a bobbin clip for the "L Type" bobbin as well? These are a bit too tall for those ones.

Glad you like them! I saw the Make you posted, it looked great.

I don't have any "L Type" bobbins handy to measure. A quick google turned up some of the measurements, like "5/16” high and ¾” wide", but I'd also need the width of the center of the spool and the thickness of the top and bottom "sides" of the spool.

(I suppose someone clever could turn this into a customizer using OpenSCAD, but I'm not quite that clever...)

I did exactly that... https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4077867

It's not a 100% identical reproduction, but it serves my purposes.

Bobbin clip for M-style bobbins (customizable)
by pienjo