I’m all about recycling when we can.  Yarn swifts are typically pretty expensive.  Try this one out!  You can make it easily with items you already have on hand.

el cheapo yarn swift  1009


The blog has complete instructions with photos for you to make your own.

By jd wolfe


4 Comments so far

  1. Amy in TX on October 22, 2009 7:34 am

    I just made this and it works BEAUTIFULLY! The only change I made was to use a larger ceramic coffee mug instead of the mailing box. It works so well and is total vindication for my craft supply pack rat tendencies. LOVE IT!!!

  2. Melinda on October 22, 2009 10:23 am

    AWESOME!!! i’ve been searching thrift stores for a ball winder and swift. genius! thank you.

  3. Sheila Brennan on December 20, 2010 8:13 am

    How do I get the directions how to make this swift & is it compatible with the typical ball winder?

  4. jd wolfe on December 21, 2010 10:15 pm

    There’s a link to the blog with directions on it. Don’t know about its compatibility with a typical yarn swift – but definitely worth a try.

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