Iâ€™ve been noodling on a better way to organize the cords and electronic detritus associated with various iPods, phones, laptops, etc. when I travel, and saw this tutorial on Pinterest a month or so ago.
I like the idea: pouch for large bits plus elastic bands to tuck cords into. I wasnâ€™t too fond of how the pouch actually attached to the rest, though, since itâ€™s just stuck on with snaps.
After I took the Sew Sturdy Travel Organizers class on Craftsy, I knew I had the answer to the zipper pouch issue, so hereâ€™s what I ended up with.
I jazzed up the elastic bands by covering them with fabric. My zipper pouch is attached to the organizer itself the same way as my hanging cosmetic organizer.
It did take a bit of experimenting with the size, and I maybe should have the pouch a bit smaller. Alas, it works regardless!
I used a slider I had in the button box for the closure, likely an inheritance from Grama Eddieâ€™s collection, and added a hair elastic to the top so I could hang it up on my desk. This means I can hold all the bits and cords that Nina likes to shove off the desk when sheâ€™s feeling frisky (read: ALL THE TIME).
Unfurled, it measures 9 x 18″, and folded up itâ€™s 9 x 9″ or so.
I used some my precious Catnap fabric to make since Iâ€™m trying to be better about using fabric I like rather than any old piece. Imagine me stroking the fat quarters and muttering “My preciousssss….” before cutting into them; itâ€™s a pretty accurate visual.
10 thoughts on “Hanging Electronics Organizer”
This project is super cool! You always amaze me Pam! Keep up the great work!
Excellent bag idea! That looks like something anyoneâ€™s desk could use. Great for gifts.
Your revised pouch option looks like a good one, especially considering some of those bulkier plug-ins and stuff. Very snazzy! And an excellent use for some precious fabric… I love that catnap print too!
Way to go. I saw this but like your version better!
I love it! I want to make one!
Love it!! And that fabric is fantastic.
Love it! So ummmm, since I have that class I could maybe make one. Interesting.
I saw this pattern (didnâ€™t know it was a Craftsy class) also and want to make it. I made one awhile ago that I like, but is really large and I donâ€™t think I need a cord organizer that is so large. Glad you made it first! Ha!
Love the fabric. Love the covered elastic. Your pouch solution is great.