Tame your tangle of cords with a set of these cord wraps. They’re an easy sewing project, and a great use for your smaller fabric and batting scraps. These would make an excellent gift or stocking stuffer for any hard-to-buy-for men and teens in your life.
I designed a smaller version for earbuds, cellphone and tablet cords, and a larger version for laptop cords and the like. Make several of each size, and solve your cord problems once and for all. The Velcro closure allows you to customize the fit to each cord.
Cord Wrap Tutorial
What You’ll Need:
- Fabric scraps (2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ or larger)
- Batting scraps (2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″or larger)
- Light-weight interfacing
- Velcro scraps (1″ or larger)
- A ruler
- Sewing pins or sewing clips
- A sewing machine (This is the machine that I have)
Optional (but nice to have):
What You Do:
Cut out all the pieces for your cord wraps. For each one you’ll need, two pieces of fabric, one piece of batting and one piece of interfacing. To make a large cord wrap, cut 3-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ pieces. To make a small cord wrap, cut 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ pieces. I recommend cutting enough for several cord wraps. Making them in batches is much more efficient than making them one at a time.
Note: For demonstration purposes, I made one small cord wrap and one large one, so you’ll see both in my photos.
Iron the interfacing onto the back of one of the pieces of fabric, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
Then, assemble the layers for your cord wrap. Start by stacking the two fabric pieces, right-side facing. Then, place the batting on top, and secure the bundle with pins or sewing clips.
Sew a 1/4-inch seam around the outside of your cord wrap, leaving one of the short ends open for turning. Trim the excess material from the corners.
Then, turn the wrap right side out, and push out the corners.
Fold in the open seam, and topstich a 1/8″ seam around the edge of the cord wrap, to close the seam and secure all the layers.
Then, add the Velcro closure. Use 1-inch pieces for the small cord wraps. Use 1-1/2-inch pieces for the large cord wraps. Position the Velcro 1/4-inch from the ends of the wrap, and secure with pins or clips. Place the first piece of Velcro on one side. Then, flip the wrap over and pin the matching piece of Velcro on the opposite end of the other side.
Sew the Velcro to secure, and your wrap is ready to use!
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