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DIY Cord Keeper Project Review

Got electronics? Got cords? Sometimes it’s difficult to tame those cords. Cord keepers help prevent tangles and color-coded cord keepers make it easier to find the cord you’re looking for. In this post I review the DIY Cord Keeper From Fabric Scraps by Tricia of Leafy Treetops

Read the online tutorial here:

DIY Cord Keeper From Fabric Scraps

Note this project is for personal use only.

For the purposes of my review, I’m going to summarize the tutorial, tell you what I did differently (if anything) and share my general thoughts about sewing the project.

The tutorial beings some photographs of a finished Cord Keepers and a description of the project. This project is great for fabric scraps.

Step 1 Gather your materials

I gathered my materials and cut out my pieces for several cord keepers at once. Either interfacing your fabric then cutting or cutting then interfacing works well for this project. Here’s a photo of the materials for the cord keeper that matches my phone case and circle zip earbud pouch.

Materials for 1 cord keeper on a green background: blue rectangle, 2 peices of white velcro, borwn rectangel with blue ciricles
Materials for 1 DIY Cord Keeper
Step 2 Sew

I sewed several cord keepers then put this project aside for several weeks. When the next opportunity came to work on this project, I cut out the pieces for another cord keeper and re-read the instructions. That’s when I noticed I was supposed to be using some interfacing. It was easy to interface one side of each cord keeper after sewing.

This photo shows my first 6 cord keepers after turning and top-stitching.

8 partially complete DIY Cord Keepers on a green background
6 partially complete DIY Cord Keepers
Step 3 Attach hook and loop tape

It’s important to follow the instructions regarding hook and loop tape placement. I had some self-adhesive hook and loop tape and was able to test the placement of my hook and loop pieces prior to sewing them in place. The same may be accomplished with pins.

That’s it! There are only three steps!

Here are some photos of my finished DIY Cord Keepers. Four of have the same fabric on both sides and two use two different fabrics. If I had planned further ahead, I probably would have used black thread and black hook and loop tape for the purple and black cord keeper.

Exteriors of 6 DIY Cord Keepers on a green background
Exteriors of 6 DIY Cord Keepers
Interiors of 6 DIY Cord Keepers on a green background
Interiors of 6 DIY Cord Keepers
6 closed DIY Cord keepers
6 DIY Cord Keepers closed
2 DIY Cord Keepers wraped around cables on a green background
2 DIY Cord Keepers wrapped around cables

Here’s a photo of my phone case, circle zip earbud pouch and matching DIY Cord Keeper in use.

Matching phone case, circle earbud puoch and DIY cord keeper on a green background
My matching Phone Case, Circle Zip Earbud Pouch and DIY Cord Keeper

Using the same fabric for all three projects make it easy to fine the accessories that belong together. A quick glance also tells me if one of the items is missing.


This tutorial was both well written and well photographed. I was really surprised by how quick and easy it was to sew my own collection of cord keepers. I made each one different to aid in identifying cords. I’m glad I sewed 6 cord keepers as I have already found uses for all of them.

This project is  great for gift giving and using up some fabric scraps.

Have you used cord keepers? Did you try the DIY Cord Keeper From Scraps tutorial? Comment below and/or Pin me for later!


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