Origami Bobbins to Organise your Threads & Ribbons via @paper_kawaii

Origami Bobbins to Organise your Threads & Ribbons via @paper_kawaii

Learn how to make some origami bobbins to store your sewing threads, silk thread, ribbon or wool! These spools are sturdy and hold lots of thread.  These will stop your threads from tangling and they make a great gift set!

So I got some silk threads from a bulk bin at spotlight one time, they were all neat and in their little wraps. A few years later and they are a big crazy ball of pain.. So.. that’s why I want to make them.. ??

You can cut little notches on the side to secure the thread..
You could even use a single hole punch and hang them up.
And.. you could use it as the end of the string of a kite… random. ?

Hope you enjoy the tutorial, the shape of these origami bobbins is really satisfying to me, please let me know how you get on in the comments or tag me #paperkawaii on instagram if you make some. ?

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You will need:

▸ 1 sheet of square paper.


7.5 x 7.5 cm | Final size = 3.75 x 2 cm
12 x 12 cm | Final size = 6 x 3 cm
15 x 15 cm | Final size = 7.5 x 3.9 cm
17 x 17 cm | Final size = 8.5 x 4.4 cm
20 x 20 cm | Final size = 10 x 5.2 cm
30 x 30 cm | Final size = 15 x 7.8 cm

The paper I use in the tutorial can be bought here. The white paper I use in the photos is thick texture paper which has gold flecks, from an old sketchbook. ?

Similar paper to the red pattern paper is available here (it’s small: 3 x 3 inches!).

Origami Bobbins to Organise your Threads & Ribbons via @paper_kawaii

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