Here is a great little project for the tweens and tweens in
your life. They seem to all have a
tangle of cords that need to be carted everywhere they go. Long ones, short ones, pink ones, and even
cords covered with washi tape. They throw
them in their backpacks, bags and purses and they get tangled up with
everything else. We made several with small designs which we
will share with you today. You can add an
initial or monogram for even more personalization. Here are the ones we made:
What you need:
Two 5” squares of fabric (we used leftover charms squares)
Easy tear away stabilizer
One ¾” button
One of the designs (you can download ours at the end of this blog)
Lapel stick or another temporary adhesive
What you do:
1. 1. Hoop stabilizer in a 5”x7” or larger hoop. Slide onto your machine.
2. 2. Load the desired design and embroider the first
color onto the stabilizer.
3. 3. Remove the hoop and lay on a flat surface. Center your front fabric square, face up, on
top of the stitches and adhere inside the corners to keep it in place. Carefully slide it back onto the machine.
4. 4. Sew the next two colors to tack down and then
fill the space.
5. 5. Embroider the design colors.
6. 6. Remove the hoop and flip over on a flat
surface. Center the remaining fabric
square, face up, over the stitches and adhere inside the corners. Carefully slide it back onto the machine
making sure the fabric square stays in place.
7. 7. Sew the next color and then the final buttonhole
8. 8. Remove the hoop from the machine and carefully
remove the outside stabilizer.
9. 9. Slice the buttonhole open.
10. 10. Flip the square over and center and sew a button
at the opposite end from the buttonhole.
Wrap around your cord and button it.
Our granddaughter made these for gifts but this would be a
great group project for girl scouts or church clubs. You could also make them for swaps, teacher
gifts or even stocking stuffers. They are
quick, easy and useful.
Cord Keeper Designs.zip (191.2KB)