How to Sew a Cord Keeper

Isn’t it frustrating when you have cords everywhere? That’s why I wanted to share how to sew a cord keeper (also known as a cord wrap). It is so easy, but can save you so much frustration!

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Even if you only have one cord, it can be really annoying when it unrolled and laying across your desk or end table. Or when it gets tangled with other things in a drawer.

Just sew a few of these cord wraps and you’ll instantly get more organized! Make them in all of the colors and patterns that you like with fabric scraps.

These are great for keeping the following items organized:

  • Phone charging cords
  • Earphones
  • Charging cords for electronics
  • Extension cords

I don’t suggest using these cord wraps to keep the cords tidy when using the cord. But when you are storing them, this is a quick and easy way to get them organized.

Especially if you are traveling. You don’t want cords to get tangled in your purse, backpack or luggage.

You might also like our other travel related sewing crafts:

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How to Sew a Cord Wrap

Supplies

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Instructions

Step 1

Cut two 3” x 5” rectangles of fabric.

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Step 2

At an angle, cut ½” off each corner on one of the short sides of both of the rectangle pieces.

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Step 3

Place fabric pieces with right sides together and edges lined up. Clip together.

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Step 4

Sew around the perimeter with a ¼” seam allowance, leaving a 2” opening in the middle of one side.

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Step 5

Turn right side out. Use a turning tool or chopstick to gently press out the corners.

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Step 6

Turn the opening under ¼” and clip to hold. Press if necessary.

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Step 7

Top stitch all of the way around the perimeter, stitching together all sides.

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Step 8

Place one side of the hook and loop closure at the center top of the square end, just under the stitches. Sew it to the wrapper by sewing around the perimeter to make a square. Be sure to do a quick backstitch at the end to secure the stitching.

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Step 9

Flip the cord keeper over. Place the other piece of hook and loop closure in the center of the tapered end, underneath the stitches. Clip in place. Try closing the cord wrapper and make sure that the Velcro matches up in the right position. Adjust if you need to. Then sew it down as in the step before.

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Wrap around cord and secure with hook and loop.

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Be sure to Pin This to your sewing or DIY boards to save for later!

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