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DIY Fabric Cord Keeper – Cord Wrap Template in 3 sizes

Tame the tangled mess of cords and cables, with these stylish DIY cord keeper wraps. Not only they are super easy to sew and you can whip up a bunch of these in a flash, but they are a great way to put the smallest fabric scraps to good use. The fabric cord wraps are available in three sizes to accommodate cords of various length and size. The smallest cord wrap pattern is designed to fit cellphone or tablet cords as well as earbuds, the large cord keeper template is great for laptop or iron cords, and the medium sized cord keepers are great for everything in between. The cord wraps have Velcro closure to customize the fit of each wrap. These useful cord keepers will help you organize all the cord squabbles in your household.

diy cord keepers unfolded and pictured in front of cables

Don’t you just love quick and easy scrap busting sewing projects that you can put to good use? Not only are these cord keepers super useful in the day-to-day life, but they are much-appreciated gifts for nearly everyone. Yes, even the notoriously difficult to shop for men and teens in your life. If so, let’s dive in the nitty gritty of how to make cord wraps with Velcro closure.

diy cord wraps in 3 sizes

Below you will find my step by step fabric cord keeper written tutorial with VIDEO instructions for all the visual learners.

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Watch the diy cord wrap  video first and then follow the written step by step instructions below.
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STEP 1: Download and print the cord wrap pattern

While I recommend you to make a bunch of each cord wrap size, you’ll need to start somewhere.

First download and print the free cord keeper template (above). Don’t print it directly from the browser and as it sometimes skews the pattern, but download it on your computer and use a program such as Adobe reader to open and print the pattern. Next choose which cord wrap size you’ll make: small, medium or large and cut it out from the pattern sheet. The seam allowance is ¼ inch (6mm) and is already included.

cord keeper template

STEP 2: Cut fabric according to pattern

Cut your fabrics according to your chosen cord keeper pattern. You’ll need to cut 2 out fabric (one front, one back) and 1 from the interfacing.

Also cut out one piece of hook and loop fastener.

cord wraps all fabric pieces needed in front of the cord wrap template

STEP 3: Fuse interfacing to the back fabric

Place the bumpy side of interfacing on top of wrong side of back fabric. Press with a hot iron to fuse them together.

TIP: Fusible interfacing has a rough (bumpy side with glue, and a smooth side). Use your fingertips to determine which side is which.

STEP 4: Layer and pin fabrics

Place the front fabric on your work surface, with the right side up. Place the back fabric on top of it, with right sides together.

Pin around the whole thing, and leave a 2 inch opening on one of the longer sides, so you can turn it around later.

layering fabrics when making the cord wraps

STEP 5: Stitch

Stitch around the cord wrap using a ¼ inch seam allowance. Backstitch at the beginning and the end

STEP 6: Notch the curves

Use scissors to make small triangular notches on each of the curved sides to allow the fabric to lay flat. If you have pining shears, use them instead as it’s faster!

notches on the stitched cord keeper

STEP 7: Turn right side out

Turn the DIY cord keeper inside out through the opening and make sure to push out the seams well.

Fold in the raw edges of the opening, so that it’s flush with the long seam.

STEP 8: Pin the opening

Pin the opening. I’d like to press the whole thing at this point as it really makes all the difference to the appearance. It’s such a small thing that otherwise it may bunch up.

topstich around the cord wrap

STEP 9: Topstitch

Back to your sewing machine, now topstitch around the cord keeper about 1/8” (3mm) from the edge.

STEP 10: Add velcro

Pin hook and loop fastener – one piece on either side of the cord keeper, so that it fastens when you fold the cord wrap.

Sew around each piece of the veclro, being careful to sew as close to the edges as possible.

velcro pinned to cord keeper

Voila! The DIY cord keeper is ready

I hope you enjoyed my cord keeper tutorial – it’s such a rewarding, quick and fun scrapbuster sewing project. Tell me, did you like it? Was it easy to sew? How many cord wraps you need to make?

diy cord keepers in front of a cable mess

These cloth cord wraps are so easy, yet so useful that each year a whip up a bunch to give – they make cute little gifts or stocking stuffers, especially for the hard to shop for men or teens in my life. If I’m out of gift ideas, this along with the cellphone holder pillow are my to “go to” solution. It never failed me! Men love their electronics, and appreciate these little thigs in their life.

I’d love to see what you made with this cord keeper pattern. With 3 different sizes of cord wrappers – I’m sure that this will help you organized your household cables better than before.

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    Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 16 comments
    Michele Morin - February 22, 2021

    So many cords to wrangle!
    Great idea!

    Yvonne Holmes - February 22, 2021

    Thank you for this great pattern/idea!!!! Washing scraps of fabric now so will be stitching several of these for all my stray cords!! Always used either strips of velcro or elastic bands (which seemed to ended breaking leaving my cords in a tangled mess.)
    I am going to stitch some of these for my friends .
    Again thank you for this pattern

    Dorothy Ensz - February 23, 2021

    A great idea for all the tangled cords in our lives. Fabric, check. Time: not so much. But these I need to make time for.

    Donna @ Modern on Monticello - February 23, 2021

    Well this is definitely a brilliant idea! And such a colorful way to keep your office space organized too. Thanks so much for sharing. #HomeMattersParty

    Tammy - February 24, 2021

    A very nifty idea and great tutorial. I should try making some for my home office. It would look prettier than my cable ties.

    wendy robbins - February 24, 2021

    these are so cute!

    Leslie Watkins - February 25, 2021

    What a beautiful tutorial! Great job with a wonderful gift idea! Adding this to Pinterest!

    Shelbee on the Edge - March 1, 2021

    These are such a great idea! You are a creative genius, my friend. Thanks for sharing and linking with me!


    Naush Samama - March 1, 2021

    These are probably the most needed item in my home !! Thank you for sharing this tutorial with us at Meraki Link Party.
    Much Love

    Melynda Brown - March 3, 2021

    Hello, this is one of my favorites for Encouraging Hearts and Home, this week! I hope you stop by and say hello, this post has been pinned! Thank you for being a part of Encouraging Hearts and Home, we appreciate all that you share. Have a great week ahead!

    Laurie Clayton - March 3, 2021

    great idea and love the colors!

    Sue at Blu - March 5, 2021

    What a great project! And your fabric choices are fabulous! The colors! I’m saving this project for a nice rainy day with my sewing machine!

    George Marshal - March 16, 2021

    Really captivating ideas. Thanks for sharing.

    David Joe - June 18, 2021

    Wonderful article! We will be linking to this particularly great content on our site. Keep up the good writing.

      Helen - June 18, 2021

      Wonderful! Thank you, David

    evelyn - February 5, 2023

    thank you I will pass these around.


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