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DIY: Easy Phone Cord Organizer

Cords got you all tangled up? Nothing gets me crazier than a bunch of jumbled up cords…

DIY.. Easy Phone Cord Organizer

I travel a lot for my job and need to have my phone charger always on hand. I can't stand it when my cords are in a mess at the bottom of my purse. This past weekend, I finally sat down and made a cord keeper for all my pesky cords.

DIY.. Easy Phone Cord Organizer

With just a few straight cuts and a few straight stitches, you can complete this handy little phone cord organizer in just an afternoon. You'll soon have organization on the go!

Supplies:

  • Cotton fabric – 2 colors, fat quarters or fabric scraps work well
  • Fusible interfacing
  • 1/2" elastic
  • Disappearing fabric ink pen
  • Velcro 
  • Sewing machine and supplies
  • Iron and ironing board

DIY.. Easy Phone Cord Organizer

Instructions:

Step 1: Cut your materials: Cut out 2 rectangles measuring 8 1/2" L x 6 1/2" W from the cotton fabric. Cut out another 2 rectangles measuring 8 1/2" L x 6 1/2" W from the fusible interfacing. Cut the 1/2" elastic into a piece measuring 10" in length. Also cut 2 pieces from the Velcro, each measuring 1" in length.

DIY.. Easy Phone Cord Organizer

Step 2: Iron the fusible interfacing to the wrong side of each cotton fabric rectangle.

DIY.. Easy Phone Cord Organizer

Step 3: Lay one cotton fabric rectangle onto your work surface, right side facing up. Place the elastic along the center. There should be extra elastic hanging off each end. Pin at each end.

DIY.. Easy Phone Cord Organizer

Step 4: Now lay the other cotton fabric rectangle on top, right sides facing each other. Pin at the edges. Place into your sewing maching and sew together wth a 1/4" seam allowance. Leave a 2" opening along one of the long sides. Press seams with an iron.

DIY.. Easy Phone Cord Organizer

Step 5: Trim the fabric at each corner.

DIY.. Easy Phone Cord Organizer

Step 6: Turn right side out. Wiggle the corners into place. 

DIY.. Easy Phone Cord Organizer

Step 7: Press with an iron. Place back into your sewing machine and edgestitch around the outside edge. 

DIY.. Easy Phone Cord Organizer

Step 8: Measure 2 1/2" inward from each end. Using the disappearing ink fabric pen, mark a line at the elastic and also on the fabric. Pin. Place into sewing machine and stitch down elastic.

DIY.. Easy Phone Cord Organizer

Step 9: Open the 1" Velcro pieces. Place one square at the top corner. Fold the cord keeper bottom upward. Match the top corner Velcro piece to a piece on the fold. Pin. Place into your sewing maching and stitch the Velcro down. Repeat for the other side.

DIY.. Easy Phone Cord Organizer

DIY.. Easy Phone Cord Organizer

That's it! You've just made a cord keeper that is small enough for your purse or any travel bag. 

DIY.. Easy Phone Cord Organizer

DIY.. Easy Phone Cord Organizer

DIY.. Easy Phone Cord Organizer

DIY.. Easy Phone Cord Organizer

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