So, I sew.
But I decided to make my stepdaughter and her fiance a Link and Princess cross stitch wall hanging, so I found a picture, generated a pattern, and bought all the thread.
It's a lot of thread. Here's half.
I knew as soon as I start work on this project, I'd totally end up with label-less hunks of thread and no idea what color goes where.
So I took a regular black binder:
and some plastic sleeves from Staples or Office Max, and some white paper. I drew a line every 2.5 inches on the white paper, then inserted the paper into the plastic sleeve. Then I sewed down the line with my sewing machine (Teflon sewing foot YEAH! but tear away stabilizer will work also) and cut off the plastic along the edge, making four 2.5 pockets.
I also took a ziplock bag, punched three-ring binder holes into the bottom, and am using it to store my needles and other cross stitch paraphenalia.
Here's what the binder looks like along the side:
Hopefully I'll be as productive making the cross stitch as I am organizing the threads! LOL
I'm sure this has already been invented; I just wanted to share -- I'm so proud of myself!