Sewing Tutorial: Fabric Cable Tidy
I’m not a tidy freak, but one thing I cannot stand is tangled cables running around the house. I really wanted to tackle this problem with cheapest option possible, and came up with this simple idea of fabric cable tidy. It takes less than 10 minutes to make one, and if you use fabric scraps it won’t cost you a thing!
- fabric scrap
- Velcro tapes
- needle and thread
1) Sew on the Velcro tape (loop side) at the corner of the fabric. I’m using a black thread for the tutorial, but make sure you use neutral coloured thread! If your Velcro tapes are not ‘sew & stick’ type, sew on the hook side of tape at the opposite corner of the fabric at this step.
The fabric and the Velcro strip can be any size you want; this fabric is 6cm x 10 cm, and the Velcro is about 4cm.
2) Fold the fabric in half, right sides together, and sew the two sides with 1cm seam allowance. Trim the four corners and the seam allowance if you fancy.
3) Turn the fabric inside out.
4) Close the opening by a hand stitch. Again, please use neutral coloured thread for your project!
5) Stick on the hook side of Velcro tape on the opposite side of the fabric, and you’re done!
I feel great by just looking at these tidy cables! I also made cable tidies with embroidered ribbons (used felt strips for a backing). Happy sewing everyone!