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Fabric Cord Cover

on May 21, 2012 in accessories, Blog, sewing | 0 comments

Moving. Staging. Decorating. It all rolls into one. Anyone selling a house knows about all the little “fix-ups” you do to get the house ready to list… and of course, anyone who has sold a house knows about the “Why didn’t we do this when we lived here?” feeling, once the fix-ups are complete. Well, my friends, this is one of those fix ups.

After viewing a dozen homes in San Antonio, preparing for our move this summer, I noticed that some of the sellers had covered their cords for lamps or appliances in the living area. Maybe it is a trend I’m missing. Well… not any more!

I have looked at that black crazy cord for about two years now. My wall in the living room is a very pale blue. Thanks to KONA’s amazing color selection, my cord is now enjoying an exact match blue cover. It is like a super fashionable shirt for the cord. Is it perfect, no, but I don’t even notice it any more. Of course, ideally, the plug would be behind the tv, but we are not rewiring the house right before we leave. For now, this is a good fix that isn’t too terribly detracting.

The cover was very easy to make. It is a rectangle, 6″ x 22″ – in my case, hemmed on each short end. The rectangle is then sewn right sides together using a 1/4″ seam allowance, along the length. Turn the tube right side out and put the cord through it. If you don’t sew, I think you could still make this project using something like StitchWitchery adhesive to hold the cord cover shape in place.

Incidentally, does anyone need a home in the Wichita KS area, near McConnell AFB?? ((wink wink nudge nudge))

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