Cord Keeper

This is a quick little item I made to go along with the Messenger Bag from last week.  I originally intended to include the instructions for it in that post.  However, by the time I was done writing the bag tutorial I realized it was more than long enough on its own. 

I made the messenger bag for my daughter to carry her laptop in and computers come with cords.  Kinda big ones.  This handy little wrap helps tame them while they’re in the bag.

You’ll notice in the photos that my two pieces of Velcro are different sizes.  This is one of those “do as I say, not as I do” moments.

To make this you’ll need:

2 1/2 by 10 1/2” strip cut from cotton fabric

4” of Velcro

Cord keeper 1

Fold the fabric the in half lengthwise with wrong sides together.  Press the fold.  Unfold.  Stitch the Velcro on 1/2” from each short end and on either side of the fold.

Cord keeper 2

Fold lengthwise again, this time with right sides together.  Stitch 1/4” from the edge, leaving a 2” opening above the hook side of the Velcro.  Turn and press.  Topstitch all the way around near the edge.

Cord keeper 3

Cord keeper 4

These would be handy for taming the cords under a desktop computer as well.

Cord keeper 5

It works great for the girl’s cord.

Cord keeper 6

And, the most important part, it matches the bag!

Cord keeper 7

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