We’ve all been there, the frustration of knotted threads and a messy workspace. With these embroidery thread storage ideas, you can be the master of organisation in your creative space.


It’s well known that an organised space is an organised mind. Anyone taking on a project will work more efficiently in a tidy workspace. You’ll know exactly where your kit is and you won’t need to untangle your threads. That leaves you more time for the fun part: creating!

There are many ways to store your embroidery threads, and we’re here to help you find the best one for you. We’ve listed a few of our favourite embroidery storage solutions and where you can buy them. From luxury storage bags to simple bobbin storage, we’ve got you covered.

Whichever you choose, these embroidery storage ideas will help you keep your kit tidy and organised. Even better they’ll look modern and sleek in your home!

8 embroidery thread storage ideas to keep you organised

1. Caydo embroidery thread box

embroidery thread storage - box

Basic, sturdy and reliable. If you’re in the market for a useful piece of kit at a very reasonable price, this is for you.

Made up of 124 pcs, you won’t be short of space for your threads. Helpfully you can wrap your threads onto the plastic bobbins and label them with the colour code of the thread. The box has 24 removable grids, so you can organise them to suit your needs.

Buy now, Amazon

  • Pros: Lots of space for thread storage
  • Cons: Basic, lack of choice of styles

2. DMC project cards (set of 3)

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These little cards are a great way to organise your threads for an individual project. Simply hang each skein through the slots and note its shade number for easy reference.

These project cards are great value money as you’ll find three in the pack. They’re also a super handy way of keeping organised during your project.

Buy it now, Love Crafts

  • Pros: Ideal for individual projects
  • Cons: One-time use only

3. Thread organiser by Beaming Badger

embroidery thread storage - organiser

Created using natural wood, each thread organiser will be unique. It will have markings from that specific piece of wood making it extra special. The engraved message reads ‘just breath’, a helpful reminder to those with busy lives to make time for crafting.

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This lovely piece would make a great gift for someone who loves to stitch but often forgets to take time for themselves.

Buy it now, Etsy

  • Pros: Looks beautiful
  • Cons: Not for long-term storage

4. Bobbin rack by Modern Hoopla

embroidery thread storage - bobbin rack

Holding 12 work-in-progress bobbins, this little stand makes it simple to find your required thread colours for your current project.

The stand is made for standard DMC bobbins but you can select another size if you have different-sized bobbins. This lovely bobbin rack is both high-quality and practical. It is made from furniture-grade Birch plywood and finished with natural hand-rubbed oil.

Buy it now, Etsy

  • Pros: Makes it easy to work on your current project
  • Cons: Not for long-term storage

5. Thread organiser

embroidery thread storage - thread organiser

Store up to 50 threads with this mega floss organiser! Easily attach your threads for tangle-free storage with this sturdy piece of kit. The tension produced with this storage enables stitchers to remove a strand as needed without knotting and twisting.

It’s available in three vibrant colours, so choose your favourite and get organised.

Buy now, Amazon

  • Pros: Stores 50 threads
  • Cons: Labels are small for adding colour codes

Unique gifts for your friends who love embroidery

Discover a range of beautiful gifts for embroiderers that will leave a smile on your friends and families faces!

From a cake-themed needle minder to gorgeous hand embroidery kits, you'll find the perfect gift for anyone who loves to stitch.

Polymer clay needle minders shaped like cake slices and a jammy biscuit.

6. Sewing/embroidery basket by John Lewis

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Brighten up your embroidery stash with this beautifully vibrant sewing box printed with a tropical design. Inside there’s a removable plastic tray which has plenty of space for needles, thimbles and threads.

This stylish box will help to keep your embroidery kit tidy, and you can store not only your threads but your whole kit!

If you’re in the market for a gift for an embroiderer, then this basket is perfect!

Buy it now, John Lewis

  • Pros: Pretty design
  • Cons: No storage for WIP threads

7. Embroidery storage bag

embroidery thread storage - bag

This compact little bag is ideal for those who like to stitch on the go, or can’t leave their stitching behind when they go away on holiday.

With enough room for your hoop, threads and any other stitching accessories, this storage bag is ideal for any keen embroiderer.

The bag is available in a variety of colours including this pretty leaf design, or in blue, purple or grey.

Buy now, Amazon

  • Pros: Keep all your kit together
  • Cons: Not suitable if you have a very large kit

8. DMC Wooden collector's box with 500 skeins

embroidery thread storage - wooden box

If you want to treat yourself or someone you know to something truly special then DMC’s gorgeous wooden collector's box is for you. The chest of drawers contains a skein of DMC-stranded cotton in every colour, that’s 500 skeins!

It’s an exquisite design and beams with a classic vintage feel. Not only is it a showstopper but it’s also practical, and you can store all of your threads in it! There’s nothing you won’t be able to stitch with this beautiful kit.

  • Pros: Beautiful one-of-a-kind box
  • Cons: Pricy

Embroidery storage to suit your needs

Tidy workspace, tidy mind! Ensuring your crafting area is nice and organised means you have more time for the fun stuff: stitching!

Creating your zen craft space

We know lots of you out there are multi-crafters; a bit of this and a bit of that. We are totally on board with this, and as they say: variety is the spice of life!


However, this can mean your craft space can become somewhat chaotic. Now you’ve sorted your embroidery stash, check out our craft storage solutions for more organisational tips and become a zen master (of your craft space).


Katie Dolan
Katie DolanDigital Assistant, Gathered

Katie Dolan edits our needlework sections, focusing on our embroidery and cross stitch articles, as well as making videos for our arts and crafts projects. Katie runs her jewellery business, Ophelia Jewellery Art, on Etsy, where she sells beautiful resin-pressed flower earrings. She has a wide range of craft interests including embroidery – she particularly loves all things pop culture and a less traditional approach – The Simpsons and Rick & Morty are among her favourites to embroider. She has recently completed a silversmith workshop and hopes to expand her jewellery business with these new skills. When she’s not crafting, she’s usually fuelling her Harry Potter addiction with a Sunday film marathon and a couple of butter beers!

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