I don't usually feature single products, but this is very exciting, you guys. As an embroidery enthusiast, I generally travel with a full sewing kit: fabric in a hoop, tiny scissors, thread, and- most treacherous of all- needles. Sharp needles just floating around or in one of those annoying little envelopes, soon to somehow both stab me and get lost. Is this kind of spool the solution?
The Hideaway Spool is available through Twine, and it is pretty cute. The only problem is that it comes with thread not of your choosing, and if you're anything like me, you're very choosy about your thread. Maybe something like The Small Object's Saw See Sew Needle case would be more practical? It doesn't have that two-in-one thing going on, but perhaps that's better than cluttering up your sewing kit with thread you won't use. Or would you re-wind the Hideaway Spool with your own favorite thread or floss? But come to think of it, the Hideaway is only 2 3/8" tall including the end-caps, and is that even long enough to hold the long gold-tipped needles I prefer?
I can't tell you how often I go through this very drama: from "It's everything I've ever needed!" to "Wait, maybe it won't work..." to "What was I thinking?" in three short acts. Please feel free to guide me! Have you used a spool like this? What's your method for carrying needles around? Any other sewing life-savers I need to know about?