November 18, 2014

DIY: leather cord organizer


Device cords have a knack for flip-flop-skidoppin all over the place - especially in backpacks/travel bags which can lead to a tangled mess.  And we all know Ain't Nobody Got Time For That.  I had some leather pieces that I've been wanting to put to use so I made some handy dandy leather cord organizers to keep my wires neatly tucked away when traveling or not in use.  

It doesn't take long and is super easy to make.  Inspired by the always fun and peppy designlovefest.com.  Go with a favorite color or even prints - just get wild and crazy with it! 





Materials:

- A small piece of leather
- One button stud
- Scissors, ruler and pencil/pen



Instructions:

- Draw the ribbon template on the back of your leather piece.  I made a 3/4" W x 4 3/4 " H rectangle.  Then I drew the ribbon edges by making a point 1/2" in from the ends.  Draw lines from the corner of the edges to the dot to make a triangle on each side.

- Cut out the ribbon following the outline of your template.

- Measure out how big you want the loop to be.  I was using this for my laptop wire so I looped it around the wire to get a better idea of the size I needed.  The length of the loop I made was 3".  I measured out 3" in the middle of the banner and marked it each side.

- Cut a small "X" for each marked spot.  You can do this by folding the fabric in half each way and snipping a small slit.  Make sure to not cut the "X" too large as you need a tight fit for the button stud.

- Screw the button stud into one side of the ribbon with the button part facing the backside.

- Loop the button stud through the hole on the other side.  Ta-Da!


Happy Organizing!
xoxo, NB

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