Happy Friday! I've got a quick little project for you today. I promise to not take up much of your time, because WEEKEND.
Have you checked out the felt and leather laptop sleeve I made earlier in the week? After finishing the sleeve, I still had a ton of extra felt and leather, and opted to make a quick little pouch for my laptop cords and cables.
For the amount of cordless devices in my life, I certainly have a hell of a lot of cords. All of which seem to be tangled into a heap. Why are cords like that? They go in all organized, and then you pull them out and they have gotten themselves all tied up it knots, like some weird cord orgy.
Not anymore cords! You will stay all neat and tidy in your little cord house. The pouch holds my MacBook Air charger and an extra iPhone charger. Huzzah!
Here is how I made it:
The pouch is simply constructed out of one long felt rectangle (6"x11"). The rectangle is folded in half, sewn on each side, and then closed with a scrap piece of leather.
The leather has a snap on one end, and the other end is sewn to the back of the pouch.
Snaps are a lot easier than you would think. All that is required is a snap starter kit which comes with a punch, a setting tool and a little round piece of metal to hold your snap while you're setting it. Follow the directions on the kit, and you are off to the races.
After the snaps were installed, and the leather strap sewn on, I topstitched the sides of the pouch with grey upholstery thread, and 1/4" seam. (TIP: use binder clips to hold the felt in place.)
It's a perfect accompaniment to my felt laptop sleeve.
What do you think?
Industrial felt - 3/8" thick - The Felt Store www.thefeltstore.com
Scrap leather - Designer Fabrics
Snaps - Designer Fabrics
6" x 11" piece of 3/8" thick felt
2" x 6" piece of leather
Round objects (thread spool, cup etc.)
Difficulty Level (on a scale of 1-5):
Total Cost: $5
Disclosure: The Felt Store sent me a sample of their felt, with no obligation or compensation to post about it. As always, all opinions, typos and overuses of the word "awesome" are my own.