By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.
Was one of your New Year’s Resolutions to get more organized? It is definitely a great resolution. Why not start with all the cords in your living space and use up some of the scraps of fabric you’ve been hoarding at the same time? We all have tons of electronics and it seems like everyone has a different cord. I can easily take over multiple drawers. Make this Cord Keeper Roll-up and get all those cords organized!
- Cut three 14” x 7” rectangles two from the cotton (I used two different patterns) and one from the fleece or batting.
- Cut a 14” long piece of elastic.
- Place one piece of cotton down pattern side up. Pin the elastic in the middle of this piece of fabric.
- Layer your other piece of cotton pattern side down on top of your cotton with the elastic. Place the fleece/batting on top.
- Pin all the layers together.
- Sew the rectangles together using a ½” seam. Leave a 1”-2” opening. Cut squares out from all the corners.
- Pull the fabric through the opening until your cotton and elastic are on the outside and your fleece/batting is on the inside.
- If you used two different cotton patterns, decide which pattern you want inside and outside. Move the elastic so it is on the inside pattern.
- Run a ¼” seam around the edge of the entire project. This will close the hole and give the project a more finished look.
- Sew the elastic down in different intervals depending on the size of your cords. I use mainly 1-2” intervals, but you can get as specific as you want for your cords.
- Place your cords in the elastic, roll it up, and enjoy never losing a cord again.