Gifting to guys is basically impossible. I feel like we get my dad the same stuff year after year. Mostly just something fun with that Packer G on it. He always seems happy. But it is even harder to MAKE something for guys. I run into this problem with all the guys I gift to. So, what to do?
I decided a cord roll would be super helpful! Doodled out my idea and sewed up a practice one. Instant love!!! It took about an hour, while figuring out how to actually make it. Plus it is an awesome scrap buster! It has a great zipper pocket for plugs or what-have-you, and spots for 7 cords!!
Tweaked the pattern a little bit and sewed up a second one. Pretty sure this is perfect. Why don’t I write it up and share it with my favorite readers?! (That’s you!!). So you can totally download a PDF with instructions and dimensions here. I’ve included a few different closure options and some photo step by step instructions.
The personalization options are just endless on this! I’ve got three different closure options on these. The first is flannel with snaps, the second suede with cord elastic, and the last quilting cotton with a ribbon tie! The suede roll, I decided not to top stitch, but instead slip stitched to finish it off.
INTERFACING – I have to admit to using featherweight interfacing for most project. It is light enough for most my apparel sewing needs, but provides just enough support for projects like these. Which means I can keep a lot of it on hand and not worry about not using it.
ZIPPERS – I like to buy all purpose zippers in bulk as well (are you sensing a theme here?). It is convenient to keep a bunch of different colors and lengths on hand for random projects. Then I never have to run to the craft store in the middle of a project to grab a quick zipper. One of the perks to this project is the ease with which you can shorten your zipper! That means if you have a 9 or even a 14 inch zipper on hand that is the right color, it is perfect! No need to fret about having exactly a 7 inch zip!!
Everything else you need are basic sewing supplies. Fabrics, scissors, your sewing machine and needles, of course. My favorite part of this project is that you don’t really need anything special!! Just grab stuff you have on hand and go to town!
If you want to make it extra special, you could add a little key chain loop and attach one of these key fobs that I show you how to make. Even easier, in that you can throw it on your wrist and just go, or pull it out of a full, busy bag quick and easy.
I can’t wait to make these for a bunch more people (and one for me!!). Please let me know if you have any questions!! And share what you’ve made! I’d love to see everyone’s versions. <3