DIY Cord Keeper

DIY Cord Keeper

Annoyed by the cords of your electronics tangling up and making a mess? This DIY Cord Keeper will keep you happy and keep those cords organized as well. If you’re looking for a creative way to find a little less clutter in your life, this simple DIY project is the answer that you need. You can also whip these cord keepers up in a short amount of time and have some super cool homemade gift ideas as well.

When you’re creating these cord keepers at home, keep in mind that this project is actually really great for beginners. When someone is just starting to learn how to create projects from scratch, starting off with one that is going to be an instant “win” is always a good idea. Plus, with so many different cool fabric choices nowadays to choose from, you can totally switch up the fabric that you’re going to want to use. This will free up the ability to make season cord keepers which always adds to the festive fun.

The next time that you’re tired of messing with those chords (because we all know it’s just a matter of time!), why not create this simple DIY project instead? You’ll be amazed at how simple and easy it is to create less chaos in your life with just a little bit of fabric and creativity.

SUPPLIES FOR DIY CORD KEEPER

supplies needed for cord keeper

As with most homemade projects, you might be wondering if there is a way that you can vary up how it looks. I’m the same way – always thinking of ways that I can alter or change things up a bit. If you wanted to see how you can make this differently, start by making this project either longer or shorter. That simple alteration can make a difference in the project in a simple way. Smaller cord keepers would be great for phone chargers or battery charges while larger cord keepers would be great for something as long and as large as an extension cord.

HOW TO SEW THIS HOMEMADE DIY CORD KEEPER

Start by printing the pdf cord keeper pattern and cut the pattern out.

cord keeper fabric choices

Take your pattern and cut 2 pieces of fabric and 1 piece of interfacing for each corn keeper you want to make.

pinning together fabric for cord keeper

Iron the interfacing on the wrong side of one piece of your fabric. Place your 2 pieces of fabric, right sides together and pin or clip into place. 

sewing together the fabric for the cord keeper

Using a ¼” seam allowance, stitch all the way around the pattern, leaving a 2” opening to turn your keeper right side out. Clip the curved edges.

turning fabric inside out

Using your turning tool, turn your cord keeper right side out through the gap you left. 

Cord Keeper Sew step 6

Using a warm iron, press.  Using a 1/8″ seam allowance, topstitch around your cord keeper, which will also close your turning gap.

making your own diy cord keeper

At the top of the cord keeper, place the rough (hook) side of the Velcro just under the topstitching, in the middle. Stitch in place in an “X” pattern. Place the soft (loop) side of the Velcro on the bottom of the cord keeper, in the same position as the top piece, but on the opposite side, stitching in place in the same manner.

cord keeper diy

HOW TO USE YOUR CORD KEEPER

To use your cord keeper, neatly bundle your cord and wrap your cord keeper around it, securing it with the Velcro. It’s really as simple as that. There’s nothing tricky to making it or putting it to good use. You’ll find that once you start using this on one of your appliances and its chords, you’re going to be making up plenty more for the rest of them, too.

IDEAS FOR GIFTING THIS CORD KEEPER

diy cord keeper for headphones

Don’t just think that homemakers are the only ones that would love this simple gift. Find a cool fabric that college kids would love and they’ll be all about this, too. It makes sense that this is a gift for a wide variety of ages since we’re living in a world full of electronics and cords. This cord keeper project is great for kids, teens, college kids, and adults as everyone single age has a need and a use for keeping their chords untangled and easy to access. Making up a large batch of these for Christmas gifts is a really unique and great idea.

Just make certain that you add in that extra special touch that they’re looking for and find cool fabric that showcases them and their personality. They’ll love showing off their favorite colors or sports team and it’ll be a reminder of your thoughtfulness every time they’re not having to waste time messing with the cords on their electronics.

If you liked how to sew these easy DIY cord keepers, make sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board or share it with friends on social media. If you decide to make this simple project on your own, make certain that you take a picture afterward and tag us on social media as we love seeing the fabrics and color choices that people use!

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DIY Cord Keeper

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Check out this super simple tutorial on how to make a DIY Cord Keeper. This is a great sewing project for a beginner. I share with you the patterns and steps to make a cord keeper.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3.00

Instructions

  1. Print the pdf cord keeper pattern and cut the pattern out.
  2. Take your pattern and cut 2 pieces of fabric and 1 piece of interfacing for each cord keeper you want to make.
  3. Iron the interfacing on the wrong side of one piece of your fabric.
  4. Place your 2 pieces of fabric, right sides together and pin or clip into place.
    Using a ¼” seam allowance, stitch all the way around the pattern, leaving a 2” opening to turn your keeper right side out. Clip the curved edges.
    Using your turning tool, turn your cord keeper right side out through the gap you left.
    Using a warm iron, press.
  5. Using a 1/8" seam allowance, topstitch around your cord keeper, which will also close your turning gap.
  6. At the top of the cord keeper, place the rough (hook) side of the Velcro just under the topstitching, in the middle. Stitch in place in an “X” pattern.
  7. Place the soft (loop) side of the Velcro on the bottom of the cord keeper, in the same position as the top piece, but on the opposite side, stitching in place in the same manner.
  8. To use your cord keeper, neatly bundle your cord and wrap your cord keeper around it, securing it with the Velcro.

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