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Sew your own Cable Tidy

There’s nothing worse than going to get out a charging cable to charge your phone and finding a tangled mess of cables before you can get the cable you want. This cable tidy will keep also cables under control and also has a place to keep the plugs together too.


Step 1

Cut out the fabrics. Using 2 different fat quarters, one for the front and one for the back, cut out 2 pieces 48 x 28 cm. Using 1 fat quarter piece, for the pocket, cut out 2 pieces 24 x 28 cm.

Step 2

Take the front fabric piece and pin on the elastic, sew into place by sewing across the elastic at regular intervals of 2 and 3cm spacing. Make sure the spacings are the same for the 2 elastic pieces.

Step 3

Sew the pocket pieces on to the front, take the pocket pieces and fold in half. Take one of the pieces to form the right part of the pocket and place the raw edge of the pocket piece 28 cm from the left edge right sides together with the front fabric piece. Sew along the edge to secure. Place the left hand pocket piece with its raw edge against the raw edge of the left side of the tidy, then fold back the pocket piece and over lap with the left pocket piece and pin to secure both.

Step 4

Take the ribbon fold it in half and place it in the middle of the right hand side of the tidy with its folded edge against the raw edge of the tidy. Pin to secure.

Step 5

Place the front and back pieces right sides together and place the batting on top. Pin to secure and sew around the edges leaving a 10 cm gap for turning. Turn and slip stitch closed the gap.

Your cable tidy is finished!

© by Lesley Foster at Hook, Stitch, Sew for The Craft Cotton Company 2017

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