a way to use large spool of thread on a standard machine. set the spool in a heavy cup and bring the thread around the spool pin so it makes a 90 degree turn to the thread guide. Set the cup directly under the spool pin.
Create a Clothing Fix-It Kit: Fill a simple business-card organizer (from an office-supply store) with spare buttons, thread samples, cloth tags, and even those scratchy fabric-care labels you snip off garments. From Martha Stewart
Sewing Repair Kit in a Binder -- Where's an extra button when you need one? Find sewing supplies fast in this three-ring-binder repair kit. Add zipper pouches and a felt needle holder (use spray starch to make felt sturdier).