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Friday, July 24, 2015

Cord Taco Free Sewing Pattern

Corral those earbud and cords with this cord taco! It's really easy to make because it involves very little sewing! 

2 - 4" squares of fabric
1 - 4" square of Heat n' Bond Lite
1 - Size 16 snap

It helps if you have an overlock/cast foot. You'll be using an overcast stitch and this foot is designed to help with that (it has a pin that supports the stitch as it "overcasts" the edge of the fabric).

Here we go...

1. Cut your 4" squares of fabric and Heat 'N Bond Lite.

2. Following manufacturer's directions, fuse two pieces of fabric together (wrong sides together!).

3. Cut out a 3 1/2" circle. 

I use this Olfa circle rotary cutter. You could also use a compass to draw a circle, then cut out with scissors.

 4. Using a zig-zag or overcast stitch, sew around the outside of the circle. I made my stitches close together and went around twice. This allowed the thread to fill in nicely.

And here's what it looks like!

5. On the inside of your taco, mark mid points as shown (1 3/4"). You only need one. I have no idea why I drew both!

6. On one line, mark 3/8" down from the edge.

 7. Transfer those dots to the outside fabric. I just held the circle up to the window so I could see the dots and marked the other side.

8. Using the dots as a guide, insert the prong ends from the outside.

The inside will look like this. Use the dots to make sure that your snaps are in the right spot!

 9. Attach your snaps. I use this SnapSetter. I love it. Love. I could never get pliers to work.

Here it is!

Corral those earbuds and snap it together!

Thanks for reading! Here's a bonus pattern for a free zippered coin purse!

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