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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Quick and Simple - Cord Keeper

5 Minute Project -- iPAD and iPHONE cord keepers.

Wrapping an iPAD or iPhone charging cord and stuffing it in a box or bag just results in a tangled mess.  These cord keepers are quick and simple to make -- if you sew... if not solicit a friend.  The sewing will take 5-10 minutes.

Step 1: You'll need two  5 in. x 3 in. pieces
of fabric (lightweight cotton works
best).  A great use for sewing scraps.

Step 2: Turn the pieces of fabric so that
the rights sides are together, sew three
sides of the fabric together.

Step 3: Turn the fabric envelope, right
side out.  Fold the raw edges of the open
end, inside and top sew the edge closed.

Step 4: Sew a small strip of Velcro® to
the top of one side of the fabric rectangle.
Flip the rectangle and sew the second piece
of the Velcro® to the opposite end and opposite
side of the rectangle.

Step 5: Fold the rectangle in half.  Sew a
seam 1/2 inch from the fold, to create a
pocket through which you will be able to
string the charging cord.

Step 6: String the charging cord through
the pocket that you have sewn.  The pocket
should be a little tight so that the cord does
not slip out when you open the keeper to
extend the cord.  The keeper should hold
onto the cord so that it is convenient for
rewrapping the cord.

Step 7: Wrap the cord and fasten the
Velcro®.  If you are making a cord keeper
for a fatter cord - make the keeper longer
than the 5 inches.  The cord should fit
tightly in the keeper however, so that the cord
will stay folded and together in the keeper.


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