Debbie Shore’s DIY Phone Charger Holder
We are forever charging our smartphones – so much so that, these days, it sometimes doesn’t seem worth unplugging the charger and putting it away! But this makes for a messy floor, with charger cables trailing from sockets when not in use, and phones that are far more likely to get trodden on when left charging…. Enter this nifty little sewing project! The DIY phone charger holder sits neatly over the plug of your charger flat against the wall, and features a handy little pocket that will hold the cable when not in use (remember to always switch off chargers at the mains, when not in use) and hold your phone safely out of harm’s way when it is in use! Forget tangled cables, messy floors, and damaged phones… this fantastic little sewing project from Debbie Shore solves all three problems at once! Check out her step-by-step tutorial below, and learn exactly how to create your own.
Finished size: 7” x 12”
Use a ¼” seam allowance.
You Will Need:
- 14” x 12” patterned fabric
- 14” x 12” medium weight fusible interfacing
- 8” x 14” plain fabric
- 9” of ½” wide elastic
- 40” bias binding
DIY Phone Charger Holder Step-by-Step:
Cut two pieces of patterned fabric measuring 7” x 12”. Fuse interfacing to the wrong sides of both pieces.
Draw a 3” x 2.5” rectangle on the wrong side of one piece, centrally, 1.5” from the top.
Place the two pieces right sides together and sew around the rectangle.
Cut the fabric away from the inside of the rectangle, snip into the corners.
Turn through and press. Edge stitch around the seam.
Fold the plain pocket fabric in half lengthways. Measure 1” from each bottom corner, cut from these points to the top corners.
Place the elastic inside the fold and tack one end in place.
Sew a line just under the elastic.
Place the pocket over the holder and sew along one side and the bottom.
Pull the elastic until the top of the pocket is the same width as the holder, then sew along the side. Trim the elastic.
Sew bias binding to the back of the holder, over lapping the ends and mitring the corners. [At this point you could pop a cocktail stick in between the two layers, over the top of the hole, to strengthen it when hanging over the plug].
Fold the bias tape over to the front of the holder and sew. And there you have it – your DIY phone charger holder is complete, and you can put it to work straight away to keep your phone safely docked, and your floors free from wire! Don’t put away the sewing machine just yet though… when your friends see how handy this awesome little pocket is, they’ll all want one!
Please note: Chargers must always be switched off at the mains when not in use.
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