A few months ago I saw an article in the September/October issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery magazine, and it seemed like a pretty great idea for organization. Those pesky cords we all have to keep around for our mobile devices always end up tangled and disorganized, but the magazine had an article, written by Reen Wilcoxson, on how to make cord wraps with the embroidery machine. The wraps are made with two layers of vinyl or — as I chose — cork, and there are slits going through one of the layers. The slits make it easy to keep one end of a cord handy, and it’s not even necessary to take the cord out of those slits for use.
I decided to make a sample, which I promptly messed up by cutting the slits at the wrong time so that they went through both layers. Oops. The wrap is still usable, but I don’t think it will last as long, since there’s no stitching around the slits in the back layer of cork; it will eventually tear. After that, it was easy to make one for each of my grandchildren, personalizing each with an initial. I hope they’ll like them!
In the photo I have only snapped the ends together on the top example; the others are awaiting their cords — either earbuds or charging cables.