Jun 16 2011

Sewing Tutorial: Fabric Cable Tidy

Fabric Cable Tidy top

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!

You’ll Need:

  • fabric scrap
  • Velcro tapes
  • needle and thread
Fabric Cable Tidy 1

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.

Fabric Cable Tidy 2

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.

Fabric Cable Tidy 3

3) Turn the fabric inside out.

Fabric Cable Tidy 4

4) Close the opening by a hand stitch. Again, please use neutral coloured thread for your project!

Fabric Cable Tidy 5

5) Stick on the hook side of Velcro tape on the opposite side of the fabric, and you’re done!

Fabric Cable Tidy 6

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!

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5 Commnents to “Sewing Tutorial: Fabric Cable Tidy”

  1. Great idea! I might make myself one – it cunrertly has a white plastic cover which is not so pretty. It didn’t even cross my mind to make one! I love the fabric you have used. Kate x

  2. Hello Paddy! No, I’m afraid I don’t know any shops that sell similar things… You could always try and ask kind and craft-loving friends to make some for you, though :)

  3. i don’t want to make them…I want to buy some! :-)
    Just what I’m looking for. Any idea if anyone does sell them?
    TIA!
    Paddy
    Lincoln (England)

  4. Thank you Kristy :)

  5. Wow, this is such a good idea!

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