Fabric Editions Fabric Palette Cord KeeperBack to category
Fabric Editions Fabric Palette Cord Keeper
Here’s a fabric fix for the tech savvy. DIY a cord keeper that not only looks great, but also keeps your wires under control.
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- Time:about an hour
•Do not prewash fabrics. Before cutting, press fabrics with a dry iron. You will have enough supplies to make a 3” x 5” cord keeper.
•Download and print project template before starting for the diagrams ("Dia.") referenced in this project. Use a 1/4" seam allowance and sew fabrics with right sides together (RST) unless otherwise noted.
•If you need to wash your cord keeper, machine wash cold, gentle cycle. Tumble dry low or hang to dry.
Step A: Cut out along printed outside edge of the cord keeper on page 1 of template. (template size: 3-1/2” x 5-1/2”)
Step B: Place fat quarters RST; pin and position the template on the wrong side of fabric, noting the direction of the fabric design; trace and cut out (Dia. A). Remove template.
Step A: Pin RST and sew 1/4" around the outside edges leaving a 2" opening for turning; trim corners (Dia. B).
Step B: Turn right side out and carefully push out corners with a chopstick; press. Topstitch close to edges, closing the opening.
Step A: Pin loop (soft) side of hook-and-loop tape to the front side of the cord keeper 1/4" from edge; stitch around edges. Pin hook (rough) side to the opposite edge of the cord keeper on back side. Check that they line up and stitch around edges (Dia. C).
Step B: To keep cord keeper attached to cord, buttonholes can be added. Measure 2" from short edges and mark; measure 1" from each long edge and mark for buttonhole placement (Dia. D). Follow sewing machine instructions to make 1" buttonholes. Tip: Add tear-away stablilizer under buttonholes before stitching for better results. Tear away excess after stitching.