Boy do I have something cute and awesome today! This is an idea that has been percolating for weeks, and today when I got home from work, I just had to make it happen! You know how when you get a new electronic device, like an iPhone, cellphone or iPod, the charger cable comes all nicely packaged with that little piece of plastic film? It looks so nice, and keeps everything together and untangled. But unfortunately, that little piece of plastic is not very sturdy, and invariably, it ends up lost or destroyed, and you don’t have anything to keep your cord tangle-free.
Now, you’re probably thinking, but Rachel, I could just use a rubber band, or a twist tie, or any other little gizmo of that nature. But here’s the thing: twist ties and rubber bands just aren’t cute. And I like cute things. And I like to make things. And I especially like to make cute things. So here is the little jobby I cooked up tonight when I got home from work:
Isn’t it cute? Velcro and fabric. Couldn’t be simpler. It only took about 20 minutes to whip up, so I plan on making LOTS more for gifts and for the upcoming Summer Bazaar at work
iPhone Cable Wrap
- Fabric scrap at least 6″ x 8″
- Light weight fusible interfacing
- Sew-on Velcro
- Sewing machine, thread etc (heavy duty needle recommended)
Step 1: Cut a piece of fabric and a piece of interfacing to 6″ x 8″
Step 2: Cut a section of hook Velcro and a section of loop Velcro to 1.5″
Step 3: Fuse the interfacing to the wrong side of the the fabric
Step 4: Fold the fabric in half lengthwise, right side out, and press to make a nice crease
Step 5: Open the fabric up and fold the two long sides in to the center line. Press to crease
Step 6: With the raw edges folded in, fold the entire thing along the center crease, creating a nice strip of fabric with the raw edges hidden inside
Step 7: Top stitch along the long edges of the strip of fabric. I have this fancy new edge foot that makes it really easy to follow a straight line
Step 8: Fold one short, raw edge over 1/2″ and top stitch it down
Step 9: Turn the other short edge over 1/2″ and top stitch as well, so that it looks like this:
Step 10: Line up one of your Velcro pieces (it doesn’t matter which) in the center of the strap, lined up with the short edge, laying the Velcro over the unfinished hem. Stitch it down all the way around the edge
Step 11: Do the same thing with the other Velcro piece on the other short end
Tadaaaa! Done and done. So very simple. So very cute. And it makes me look very organized and put together, which I really appreciate. No more tangled, lost, or sad cables. Hooray!
Well what are you waiting for? Go make one for yourself!