I'm posting this on Sunday (I know it's not Tuesday) but thought the tutorial might be easier to find in the future if I put it under Tutorial Tuesday.
Customers are always bringing in their sewing machines for service with cords dragging and dangling. I'm sure we're not the only ones bugged by a bunch of tangled-up electrical cords so we decided it was high time to somehow try and tame the tangled beasts.
This project is quick and inexpensive and just by switching up the fabric, can be made for men, women or teenagers. It works for curling irons,
computer cords, sewing machine cords,
phone cords (since phone cords are smaller you will need to take 1" out of the middle of the wrap pattern) and
pretty much anything that has a cord.
Fuse Iron-on Fleece to wrong sides of two pieces of 3 1/2" X 7" fabric. Trace cord wrap pattern (to follow) onto one side of fleece
and sew on the traced line (right sides together) leaving an opening for turning. Trim seam allowance 1/8" from stitched line. Turn right side out. Press. Top stitch - sewing the opening closed as you go. Sew a 1 1/2" piece of Velcro to each end on opposite sides of wrap (you will have one piece of Velcro on the top of the wrap and one on the bottom - on opposite ends).
In Bernina Club we used the #38 Piping or Uneven foot for this step. Here's a cool video showing that foot:
Download Power Cord Wrap PDF here.
I love making little party favors for our Club members because I never want them to forget how much they mean to us. I thought these felt cookies would be fun to do. They ended up being a bit more time consuming than I'd planned (but then, fifty of anything usually takes some time). I think they turned out pretty cute.
The pattern is out of, Zakka Style. The cookies are from one of my favorite bloggers, Amy Sinibaldi of Nana Company. If you don't already read Amy's blog you really must. She's just darling and I love her attention to detail.
Amy shows them as gifts for little girls for their play kitchens.
I packaged them like this.
Warm from the oven chocolate chip cookies a la mode seemed the perfect dessert to serve for Bernina Club and of course I found a yummy recipe on Pinterest. This one's from Blue-Eyed Bakers. You can find the recipe here. Since I baked them in small jelly jars they were just a couple of bites. Everyone knows anything that small has absolutely no calories so they were perfect!
That's it for now. I hope your day turns out extra sweet!
Encourage one another,
If you live in the Bakersfield area and sew on a Bernina we invite you to join us for Bernina Club on the third Wednesday evening of the month and the following Thursday morning. It's free and we'd love the opportunity to spoil you. Call us for details (661) 835-1738