Sewing thread holders are a must-have for the avid sewer. In fact, even beginners will find these racks indispensable. They are the perfect addition to any sewing room or craft station. A thread holder keeps all of your thread neatly organized and tangle-free.
So what is the best sewing thread holder? The best sewing thread holders are usually made out of natural wood and can hold up to 120 spools of thread. There are sewing thread holders that stand up on their own, can be hung from the wall, and some that are foldable. You can also buy plastic sewing thread holders, although we prefer the wooden ones.
If you are looking for the best sewing thread holder, look no further. This list gives you all the details about the best sewing thread holders on the market. You will hear the good, the bad and ugly so that you can make an informed decision before taking the leap.
Reasons To Use A Thread Holder
A disorganized mass of sewing thread makes every project so much more difficult. You spend half your time looking for the right color, brand, and thickness of the thread you need.
When you use a thread holder, everything is right at your fingertips. No tangles and no mess. Just a nice neat and clean workspace that makes every project run smooth and hassle-free.
These racks are very affordable. If you really want to get organized, buy a few and separate your thread by type, weight, color or purpose.
You could have one rack dedicated to embroidery thread, another specifically for nylon thread, and another just for high end, specialty threads that you keep safe for extra special projects.
Any way you look at it, these thread holders are worth their weight in gold. They are the third and fourth hands you always wish you had when working on a sewing project.
Everything is so much faster and easier when your life is neat and organized. The same is true for your sewing room. An orderly sewing rack makes a happy crafter.
The 7 Best Sewing Thread Holders
Now it’s time to choose the thread holder that is right for you. This list represents the best thread holders. Most of them are made of wood, but there is a super cool plastic one that had to be included.
|1.||Wooden Embroidery Thread Organizer by HAITRAL||Natural wood, holds 60 spools|
|2.||Spool Thread Rack by ThreadNanny||Natural wood, holds 120 spools|
|3.||Mega Rack II Thread Rack by June Tailor||Natural wood, holds 120 spools|
|4.||Wooden Spool Holder by NW||Natural wood, holds 60 mini spools|
|5.||Wooden Thread Rack by Threadart||Natural wood, holds 60 spools|
|6.||Wooden Thread Holder by SAND MINE||Natural wood, holds 60 spools|
|7.||Thread Holder by Embroidex||Plastic, holds 60 spools|
1. Wooden Embroidery Thread Organizer by HAITRAL
The high-quality premium Beechwood thread rack is made of 100% natural wood.
It is built to the highest standards for long-lasting beauty and durability. Fits nicely into any sewing room décor.
This large rack can hold 60 average-sized spools of sewing thread, embroidery thread, quilting spools, and mini cones.
The natural wood is ready for paint. If wood is not part of your color scheme, paint it or stain it any way you like.
The legs can be folded in for mounting on the wall or opened to stand on your table. Whatever is most convenient for you. It measures 15.7” L x 12.6” W x 11” H.
- High quality construction.
- Made of natural wood.
- Holds up to 60 average sized spools.
- Although the hardware is not included, it can easily be adapted to hang on the wall.
- The pegs are not long enough for larger spools of thread.
- The spindles are too close together for spools that are 3” diameter and 6” tall.
2. Spool Thread Rack by ThreadNanny
This 120 spool rack and organizer is made of all-natural wood. Easily store and organize all of your threads in one place.
The high-quality workmanship guarantees that each rack is crafted with the utmost care and quality.
The durable construction will stand the test of time, holding all of your thread safe and secure for years and years. The wood can be stained or painted to match any décor.
The legs fold up so that you can hang it on your door or on the wall. The hooks you need to hang the thread holder on the wall are already attached to the back. All you need is just 2 nails on the wall to hang it up.
This thread rack is made of natural wood. This means that it has some natural growth and texture. You may see a few naturally occurring imperfections.
The rack measures 26.7 x 16.5 x 2.9 inches. Make note of these measurements to make sure it will fit in its designated area.
- Excellent workmanship.
- High quality wood.
- Robison-Anton cones or spools with larger bases will not fit.
- The pegs are very short.
- Not enough room between the posts.
3. Mega Rack II Thread Rack by June Tailor
This wooden thread holder measures 17 x 27 x 2.5 inches.
The pegs are 1-1/4” long and spaced 1-3/8” apart. It is a very handy little rack to keep next to your sewing basket or machine.
This high-quality wooden rack looks great just as it or you can paint it or stain it to match your own personal taste and style.
The legs fold up for easy storage or to hang on the wall. Hardware for wall mounting is not included, but with a few nails, you can easily hang it up yourself.
Holds 120 spools of thread.
- Perfect little rack for all your needs.
- Large spools of thread do not fit properly.
4. Wooden Spool Holder by NW
Anyone who does a lot of sewing or hair braiding will find this thread holder indispensable.
The all-natural wood construction has the capacity to hold 60 mini spools of thread.
It measures 15.74” x12.59” so it will fit anywhere.
The wood can be painted or stained and the legs fold up for hanging on the wall or on a door.
The design is fairly simple, making assembly quick and easy. Or, if you prefer, you can use it right out of the box!
- Quick and easy assembly or use it right out of the box.
- Excellent rack for prepping and braiding hair.
- Does not work for holding cones, just spools.
5. Wooden Thread Rack by Threadart
Threadart is a leader in the sewing world. No doubt you already have several of their threads and other sewing needs.
It only makes sense then that you would want a thread holder made by one of your favorite companies.
This hardwood thread rack is an excellent addition to your sewing room. It safely holds up to 60 spools of your most used thread or mini-cones.
It measures 15 “ L x 13” H and stands nicely on your table. Or you can hang it on the wall.
- Cross bars are triple nailed and glued for extra strength.
- Allows you to organize your thread any way you like so you can find anything you need in an instant.
- Doesn’t come with any hanging hardware.
- The pegs are too close together and too thick.
6. Wooden Thread Holder by SAND MINE
Another wooden thread holder? Yes. Nearly all of the best thread holders of 2020 are made of wood.
This one comes to you from SAND MINE. It stands strong and sturdy. You never have to worry about it tipping over when you remove or replace a spool.
The pegs are straight and evenly spaced. It measures 15.74” L x 6.89” W x 11” H.
- More than just a thread rack. Also works great for separating hair pieces for braiding.
- Some units have been know to have splintered wood.
- Doesn’t stand on its own too well.
7. Thread Holder by Embroidex
Unlike the other thread holders on this list, this unit is made of plastic. It was created specifically for those of you who believe plastic is better than wood.
An argument that has been fought since plastic was invented. It is all a matter of preference.
So, if you are a fan of plastic, this is definitely the rack for you! It is made with high quality plastic that will last for ages.
It measures 17 ¼” W x 3 ¾” D x 18 ¾” H and can hold about 60 spools of thread.
The extra-long pegs (3 ½” long) can hold a regular size spool of thread and its matching bobbin!
- Super strong plastic construction.
- Nice long pegs.
- Not enough space between pegs.
- Assembly can be a bit tricky.