Do you have cords going everywhere? These cord wraps can tame your tangled mess of cords!
This stylish DIY cord wrap tutorial will show you how to keep electric cords and charger cords organized and tidy by making an easy cord wrap. No more tangled wires around the house or while traveling.
The fabric cord wraps are available in two sizes to accommodate cords of various lengths and sizes. The smaller size cord wrap pattern is designed to fit cell phone, tablet and kindle cords; while the larger cord wrap is great for extension, iron and laptop cords.
Besides being super easy to sew, you can stitch up a bunch in no time, the cord wraps are a great use for small pieces of fabric and fusible interfacing/fleece scraps. Not only are these cord wraps super useful in your everyday life, but they are an excellent gift for anyone from teens to adults. Wonderful stocking stuffers!
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how to make a diy cord wrap
supplies and tools needed to make the cord wraps:
- Cotton Fabric (check your scrap stash)
- Fusible Interfacing or Fusible Fleece
- Iron and Ironing Board
- As with most sewing projects, sewing machine, thread and pins
STEP 1: CUTTING FABRIC & APPLYING INTERFACING
The photo above shows small and large sized cord wraps.
Decide on the size cord wrap you wish to make. Then, cut two pieces of cotton fabric (one front, one back), one piece of fusible fabric and one piece of velcro using the cutting sizes listed below. The two pieces of cotton fabric can be from the same fabric or two complementary fabrics.
For the small wrap, you will need:
- Cotton fabric – 2 pieces 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
- Fusible interfacing or fusible fleece – 1 piece 3 1/2” x 5 1/2”
- Sew on Velcro – 3/4" wide x 1 1/2" long
For a large wrap, you will need:
- Cotton fabric - 2 pieces 4" x 6 1/2"
- Fusible interfacing or fusible fleece - 1 piece 4" x 6 1/2"
- Sew on Velcro - 3/4" wide x 2" long
STEP 2: Fuse Interfacing to Piece
After cutting the pieces, iron the interfacing/fleece to the wrong side of one of the cotton fabric pieces following the manufacturer's directions.
Tip: Fusible interfacing/fleece has a rough (bumpy side with glue) and a smooth side. Use your fingertips to determine which side is which. Make sure to place the bumpy side on the wrong side of the fabric.
STEP 3: SEWING the Cord Wrap
Place the two cotton fabric wrap pieces with the right sides together on top of each other making sure to align all the edges.
Use an old CD, DVD, plate or cup as a template and round the corners of one short end. Place the curved item along one of the ends and use a pencil or pen to mark a curved line.
Cut along the curved line to make one end of the wrap curved as shown below.
Pin around the cord wrap keeper. Stitch a 1/4" seam around the perimeter of the cord wrap; leaving a 2-1/2" opening on one of the long sides for turning. Backstitch at the beginning and the end.
STEP 4: CLIP
Use a scissor to trim the excess material from the two squared corners. Trimming close to the stitching line.
Then use the scissors to clip along the curved side in a few places. This will help the fabric lay flat after turning. Important! Do not cut into the stitches.
STEP 5: Turn Right Side Out, pin the opening & press
Turn the DIY cord wrap right side out through the opening and gently push out corners, smooth out the curve and push out the seams.
Fold in the raw edges of the opening so it is flush with the seam
and pin in place. After pinning the opening, press the whole thing.
step 6: edgestitching
Go back to the sewing machine to edgestitch. Edgestitch 1/8" from the edge around the entire cord wrap. This edgestitching will also close the opening and secure all layers. (No hand sewing is necessary).
STEP 7: ATTACH VELCRO
Pin the hook and loop fastener near the ends of the cord wrap. Position one Velcro piece on the front side and the other Velcro piece on the back of the cord wrap at opposite ends.
Sew around each piece of Velcro close to the edge to attach.
The photos above and below show the positioning of the velcro on the cord wrap.
Voila! The cord wrap is complete and ready to use.
These cord wraps make perfect gifts for anyone and are great stocking stuffers and unique craft market items.
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