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how I store my embroidery supplies

Hello people! The few embroidery projects that I did when I was younger got MESSY. It's honestly probably part of the reason I didn't continue with embroidery. A giant ball of tangled thread in every colour you own is not exactly motivating to start projects with! As I've gotten older and more organized, I've realized how important it can be to have a proper place for things.

I'm certainly not perfect, as my husband said when he saw me working on this post, I sometimes "store my supplies scattered all over the apartment". But here is the system I try to stick to!

If you have questions, send me an email at I'm happy to help!


Thread Storage:

This is my embroidery drawer where I keep my two DMC storage bins. The right one is filled with my wrapped bobbins of 6 strand thread and the left one has full unwrapped threads and single strand wrapped bobbins. I try to organize them by colour. In between are some assorted supplies - most importantly, my favourite little scissors and my needle case.

Needle Storage:

This is one of the best purchases I've ever made as far as embroidery supplies. I love this little needle case! It's so convenient and the magnet is really strong. I got it from Michael's and it was about $6 or $7 (DMC).

Kit Supplies:

I've recently had to upgrade my kit storage as I've been ordering more thread lately! I keep the Summer Florals kit supplies in one drawer and the Home Sweet Home kit supplies in another drawer, which will soon also hold my new Winter Florals kit supplies. I also have a bin with bobbins! My hoop bins are currently empty as I've sent them all out in your kits!


I hope that was interesting or helped if you've been gathering supplies and wondering what to do with them! If you're going to get into embroidery, then a DMC bin and needle case are the way to go. If you just have a few things, the smaller bins I have are from Dollarama and they're perfect. There's no right or wrong way to store your supplies!


My name is Laura and I'm so glad that you're here to learn about my favourite craft! I hope you learned something new. If you'd like to request a topic or technique for me to go over in a post, please let me know! You can email me at

Happy Stitching!!

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