No-Sew Project: Make a Cord Roll

A perfect gift for the love on your Valentine’s list.

Here’s a project that does double-duty: it’s thoughtful, but also serves the purpose of getting that love of yours organized. Say bye-bye to tangles of cords laying around on the counter or stashed in junk drawers (sounds familiar, eh?). But really, it is a very kind gift – you can personalize it with your choice of fabric and vinyl. And no worries on its functionality – sturdy Dritz® rivets and elastic work together to keep cords and plugs in place.

No-Sew Project: Make a Cord Roll

Dritz® supplies:

Omnigrid® supplies:

Other supplies:

  • 1 pc: 6” x 14 ¾” of vinyl
  • 2 pc: ¼” x 10 ½” of vinyl
  • 1 pc: 6 ½” x 15 ¼” of cotton fabric for lining
  • 1 pc: 6” x 14 ¾” of Heat’n Bond® Heavy Duty Iron-on Adhesive
  • Iron and pressing surface

Use the Dritz Ezy-Hem tool to easily make hems for sewing & no-sew projects.

1) Using the Ezy-Hem Gauge®, press a 1/4” hem around all sides of the cotton. (Check out these helpful tips for using the Ezy-Hem Gauge®.)

2) Position iron-on adhesive, fusible side down, over wrong side of cotton lining. Be sure hemmed edges are under adhesive and all edges are lined up. Fuse following package instructions. Remove paper backing.

No-Sew Project: Make a Cord Roll

3) Place the wrong side of the cotton lining on top of the wrong side of the vinyl. Fuse the two pieces together. Press only on cotton fabric side.

No-Sew Project: Make a Cord Roll

4) Fold one of the short ends over 3” to create a pocket.

Tip: Use pattern weights to help keep fold in place for next step.

No-Sew Project: Make a Cord Roll

5) Secure both open sides of the pocket with 3 double-cap rivets following these easy installation guidelines.

No-Sew Project: Make a Cord Roll

6) With disappearing ink marking pen and ruler, mark elastic slit positions. Position ruler down the center of the roll and start marks 1/8” up from top of pocket. Follow diagram above for spacing of marks.

No-Sew Project: Make a Cord Roll

7) Cut 1” vertical slits at the marks with the rotary cutter. Make sure the mark is centered within the inch cut.

No-Sew Project: Make a Cord Roll

8) Cut the elastic 12” long and apply Fray Check® to both ends. (Watch a super quick video to see how easy it is to apply.)

9) Weave the elastic through your slits. Start on the cotton side with the pocket on left. Weave through your first cut going down. 

No-Sew Project: Make a Cord Roll

 

10) Continue weaving elastic up and down through all slits. Be sure to leave a 1” tail of elastic on the pocket side. Cut the excess off to line up with the edge of the roll.

No-Sew Project: Make a Cord Roll

11) Secure the elastic inside the pocket using another double-cap rivet.

No-Sew Project: Make a Cord Roll

12) Lay the 2 vinyl strips on top of each other, right sides together. Place them on the opposite end of the pocket, under the elastic, about ¼” from the edge. Secure in place with a double-cap rivet.

No-Sew Project: Make a Cord Roll

You’re ready to start loading this baby up with cords! Use the pocket to hold plugs. Just need an individual cord wrap? Check out this no-sew tutorial and make a couple using elastic or felt. 

No-Sew Project: Make a Cord Roll

Roll it up!

No-Sew Project: Make a Cord Roll

You’re looking at a nice little gift set right here – your love is sure to love it!

Like this no-sew project? We’ve got more! Check them all out here and see all the cool accessories you can make without lifting a needle or thread.

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