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Sewing apron / Thread catcher?

Old 08-28-2018, 05:14 AM
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Good morning, I have a question for you all.

Does anyone have / wear a fully apron while sewing? I like to call them 'thread catchers'? This way instead of the thread leaving your sewing area and 'walking' all over the house, you take the apron off and leave them there? I think I'd like to see about making on. Anyone have any other cute ideas or suggestions? If you have something like this can you please post a picture? Thanks
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Old 08-28-2018, 06:44 AM
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I don't give threads that much thought. LOL I think an apron with exposed poly batting would collect all the loose threads though.
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Old 08-28-2018, 08:28 AM
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A flannel apron would work, too.

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Old 08-28-2018, 09:54 AM
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In the winter I could wear an apron but not in the summer. It seems my internal thermometer is stuck on hot right now.
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Old 08-28-2018, 09:59 AM
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I never thought of this, but it makes a lot of sense. Too hot in Texas during the long summer, but work OK for me in the winter. Flannel is brilliant!

I've re-purposed a few of empty Kleenex boxes, the tall skinny kind, and drop all my snipped threads in there. But I inevitably find ravelings around the house. Was just thinking today that I need an old-fashioned dust mop to keep in the sewing room and catch those little bits that get on the floor without my knowledge.
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What a wonderful idea. I'm always picking and being picked of threads. We could even put a small vinyl pocket for putting threads into! Thank you.
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Old 08-28-2018, 01:53 PM
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Pinterest has some cute ideas for aprons; I was just looking last night. I keep one of those sticky lint rollers on my cutting table. It seems to do a fair job on getting loose threads when I need to be presentable.
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I never thought of it either but it's a good idea! The other night my husband and I were out and I pulled a thread off him! Have no idea how it got there lol
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For a thread catcher, I wind some blue painter's tape around my hand (sticky side out), stick it down on the table to the right of my sewing machine, and place loose thread ends on it as needed. It works really well. An apron might pick up frays that I miss, but if I wore the apron out of the sewing area (say, to go to the bathroom), I expect I would still spread threads throughout the house.
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I slip a microfiber cloth under my sewing machine, that sticks out the front and catches all threads. When it is so covered, that I cant clean it or run it thru the washer/dryer, I just toss it in the trash. I also often wear a kitchen apron that I roll with a lint catcher/roller tape. This helps, but I still have to sweep and vacuum. My hubby says living with a quilter is like living with a dog who sheds thread. LOL
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