Monday, May 27, 2013

Cable Tidies

These little cable tidies came about by accident.  I went to the craft studio to grab some ribbon to tie around my power cables before packing them for holidays.  However, I saw the velcro tabs I had cut in preparation for the top opening tissue covers, and an idea came to me.

Fabric Cable Tidies

These three were quickly made with just scraps of fabric

iPhone and iPad cable tidy

Camera charger cable tidy (must take photos of the wedding)

Then I decided to make one a little longer, for the iron cord

I tried the iron cable tidy on an extension cord, but it was not long enough, so I will make one longer when I return from holidays.  Great idea to keep all the charger cables, power cords tidy.

Measurements I used, just in case someone else is interested.

The iPhone and camera charger:

4-1/2" x 2-1/2"

Iron cord tidy

6-1/2" x 2-1/2"

  • Cut two of each size in fabric and one in interfacing, round the ends, just to make it look nice
  • Iron interfacing to the wrong side of one fabric piece
  • Place wrong sides together
  • Sew all around, leaving a gap for turning
  • Turn right side out, iron
  • Top stitch all the way around the outside
  • Sew a velcro tab to each end, ensuring you sew each piece on opposite sides
  • All done

Easy, but handy.



  1. Anonymous7:09 am

    You are always thinking of crafty ways to solve problems, great idea

  2. This is one terrific idea. I think I have time before vacation to whip up a few.