Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Sugar Dispenser Turned String Dispenser

I follow the great blog Sew Many Ways and Karen over there has some of the greatest ideas on re-purposing, up cycling, decorating and much more. I thought I would start bringing some of her ideas to our blog right here! :)

This one is about up cycling an old sugar dispenser into a string dispenser. You can turn it into a sewing kit also as seen on her blog, but I am going to show you how she made the string dispenser since I have more thread than I know what to do with.  

Now some of you might not be old enough to remember these old dispensers (maybe they still have them...I don't know), but I am sure a lot of you remember them like I do. :)

string dispenser
Pictures from Sew Many Ways
Put your thread in the dispenser
sugar dispenser
Pull the thread through the spout and presto......you have a really neat thread dispenser. I thought this was such a neat idea!

sugar dispenser
You can also use it for a string dispenser. Always have your string available and where you need it.

sugar dispenser
Karen also shows you how to turn the dispenser into a sewing kit with pin cushion and scissors!
I thought this was such a good idea that I wanted to share it with you. Now....if I can only find an old sugar dispenser.....off to the thrift shop to search!!
I want to thank Karen at Sew Many Ways blog for showing me how to make this cute thread dispenser.
Colleen :)


  1. Oh, that is so adorable! Love this cool idea. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. How fun is that! Thanks for sharing Colleen!