When James arrived, I went back to carrying a diaper bag whenever I left the house. I swore it wasn’t going to become a black hole of stuff, but of course it has. It’s jammed with wipes, diapers, toys, blankets, my computer, my cords, snacks, receipts…it’s almost impossible to find anything I need in the instant I need it. I decided it was time to clean things up a bit, and I thought the cords were a good place to start since they were getting tangled in everything. These cord keepers are quick and easy – you don’t need to sew a button or a zipper or anything fancy!
Heavier fabric (mine is a bottomweight)
Cut your fabric 5-inches wide by 10-inches long. My cord keeper easily holds two USB cords and a pair of earbuds. If you want your cord keeper to hold more, add a bit more fabric to the width and length. Or make more than one!
Sew a small hem (about 1/4-1/2 inch) on both ends of the fabric.
With the pattern facing up, fold the top of the fabric down about two or so inches. Pin in place.
Fold the bottom up about three or so inches, overlapping the previously folded top piece by about an inch. Sew both sides closed, then turn the bag right-side out.
Annie wanted to demonstrate how easy it is to put your cords into the bag. She says, “Ta da!”
There it is, nice and pretty and keeping your cord from tangling with everything inside your bag.
Any questions, let me know. Have fun!