It’s the 8th day of freebies and today we have a super simple, but useful pattern… cord keepers! The cord keeper is so quick but will help you quickly organize all those cords in your drawers, as a stocking stuffer, or to accompany any electronics you’re gifting this year. It comes in 3 sizes depending on what size your cord is. This is the PERFECT project for all your small scrap fabric!
- a small scrap of woven fabric
- a snap- if you don’t have any snaps on hand, you could use a small piece of velcro instead.
LET’S GET STARTED!
1/4″ seam allowance
Step 1: PREPPING
Go grab the pattern here! The pattern is 100% free, but you do need to add it to your cart and checkout. Then, it will always be available to download from your account. The pattern is a no trim pattern; if you need help putting the pattern together, pop over to the faqs and troubleshooting page , check out the blog post here, or ask in our Facebook group .
Print and assemble the pattern. Alternatively, you can use the projector file if you’re using a projector. There is 1 page to print out. Pattern layout below:
If you don’t want to print the pieces, cut the following:
- small- cut 1: 3″ x 3.25″
- medium- cut 1: 3.25″ x 3.5″
- large- cut 1: 3.75″ x 4.5″
If you prefer a video tutorial, check out the YouTube video below:
Cut 1 piece in your fabric. You can also cut 1 piece of fusible interfacing if you’re using a heavy-duty snap. You’ll want to press the interfacing to the wrong side of your fabric.
Step 3: Stitching
Fold in half, with right sides together. Stitch along all edges with a 1/4″ seam, leaving a small opening to flip.
Clip corners. Then press the seam open along the opening.
Flip it right sides out, pressing the corners out.
Topstitch along all sides, closing the opening.
Step 3: Adding the snap
Fold in half, then add your snap, per its directions.
How easy was that? Simply roll your cord nicely, then wrap the cord keeper around, and snap! Such a quick and wonderful scrap buster. I hope you love it!