Fabric Covered Cord Cuff
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- 2 yd. Dritz® Home Cable Cord
- Dritz® Hooks & Eyes
- 3/8 yard fabric
- Basic sewing supplies
- Sewing machine with zipper foot
- Rotary cutter & cutting mat
- Omnigrid® ruler
- Iron & pressing surface
1. Cut bias strips 1-3/8“ wide. Join ends to create a strip about 32” long.
2. Cut cord about 72“ long. Mark the center of the cord.
3. Place the center mark of the cord on the right side at one end of the bias strip. Stitch across the cord. One half of the cord will extend away from the fabric. The balance is over the fabric.
4. Starting where the cord is stitched, fold the fabric around the cord, right sides together. Using a zipper foot, stitch fabric casing close to the cord, but not so close as to catch it. The cord must be able to move freely inside the casing. Trim seam allowance to 1/4“.
5. Pull cord to gather fabric. Push gathered fabric over the stitched end so casing slides over uncovered cord. TIP: To start, use a strong straight pin to help get the fabric moving. Push fabric until all exposed cord slides into casing.
6. Cut fabric covered cord 29-1/2” long. Uncover cord ends and clip off another 1/2“.
7. Keeping it as straight as possible, fold the covered cord in half, matching ends. Mark center point. Fold the cord ends up to meet the center fold. This creates 4 parallel rows. Pin together.
8. Slipstitch the cords together at each end.
9. Stitch the eye to one end and the hook to the opposite end, so each extends out about 3/8“. The hook should face downward for easiest handling.