Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cord Chaos

Cord chaos.  Can anyone relate? 


Cords for phone chargers, ear buds, e-readers, cameras, iPods, Kindles, tablets….tangled and mangled. 

But thanks to a great tutorial  found on the  Leafy Treetop Spot blog,  I cut some 5-inch scrap squares and charm squares into 2.5 inch x 5 inch strips, added lightweight fusible interfacing to one side – stitched, turned, topstitched, added some little Velcro hook and loop squares – and Voila!  I have cute little reversible cord keepers.



My cords are now neatly contained.  You could even color code cords:  Red is for reader, indigo is for iPod, purple is for phone, key lime or kelly green for Kindle, etc.    

I loved this cute and colorful little camera print.  It’s from the Snapshots fabric line by Riley Blake.  So, of course, that became my camera cord keeper.


And since I have an (over)ABUNDANCE of scraps – I made just a few extras!  Won’t they make great stocking stuffers?  Or maybe I’ll use them as little thank you add-ins for some holiday orders. 

Only 12 days until my first Fall craft fair (YIKES!!), so I need to put the pedal to the metal and keep on sewing!



  1. We have an abundance of cords, too. And since we're both Mac and iPhone users, there are some duplicates. These are so cute! Great way to use those scraps.

  2. Great idea! Plus they look super cute too :)
    Love the fabric with camera print - so fun!

    1. Thanks, Duni! I just love those tiny little cameras.

  3. What a great idea to use up scraps! This is a great way to keep a phone charger in your purse! And such fun colors...love the camera print :)

    1. Thanks, Edi! I hadn't thought of using it to carry a charger in my purse---great idea!!

  4. These are so very cool! clever and such cute fabric!