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Make this cute Wrapped Charger Cord // MAKE THIS – S1 • E5

Welcome to Episode 05 of my series, MAKE THIS!

Today I've got a wrapped cord tutorial — we're zazzing up a charger cord to add pops of color and make it tangle-free and distinctly yours.

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Phone chargers are a staple, but they don't come cute. It's super easy to give your charger a little pep with some embroidery thread and a few other supplies.

Adding a yarn wrap will not only make it cute, it will also help your charger stay tangle-free in the bottom of your bag.

Hey, that's my charger!

No more mix-ups. Make sure you don't get charger-jacked by a sib or your roomie by making your charger distinctly yours.

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DIY Wrapped Charger

 

HOW TO MAKE THIS WRAPPED CHARGER CORD DIY

Start on either end + tie on your first color

I started at the USB end, but either works. Tie your first color onto your cord at the very beginning

You can secure the short tail of your knot along the cord with a bead of your fabric adhesive and wrap thread around it to hide the tail instead of cutting it off.

Start Wrapping.

Start wrapping your first color around your cord in a single-file coil. It's easiest to hold your thread against your cord — between your thumb and index finger — with one hand, and then spin the cord around with the other hand to wrap it tightly and quickly.

Work in 1-2 inch sections, adding a bead of fabric adhesive to your cord, then wrapping your thread around until you reach the end of the line of glue — then add more.

Use your fingernail to push your wrapped string together tightly as you go so there are no gaps.

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Changing colors — slip knot

These knots are a LOT easier to learn if you watch the video tutorial above — I show you a slip knot + an alternate magic knot for changing your thread seamlessly when switching colors.

For the slip knot, you'll want to lay your cord down and cut the thread that you've been wrapping around your cord, leaving a tail.

Taking your new thread in your hands, fold it over at the beginning end to make a bend with a tail that is about 3 inches long.

Put your index finger in the loop and twist the thread around twice. Then reach through the loop with your index finger and thumb, and grab the long part of your string (not the short tail).

Pull the long piece through the loop you've created and pull tight — this will create a loop with a slip knot at the base.

Put this loop over your old thread's tail that is on your cord, then pull both sides of the string below your slip knot to tighten, You'll hear an actual pop when the knot is secure.

Changing colors — magic knot

For the magic knot, you'll want to lay your cord down and cut the thread that you've been wrapping around your cord, leaving a tail about 4-6 inches long.

You'll take your new thread, and tie a double knot around the old thread's tail close to your cord, then trim off the small tail of the knot.

Then take the tail of your old thread and tie a double knot around your new thread, cutting off the tail.

Now you'll have a circle where the old thread is tied on to the new thread and the new thread is tied on to the old thread.

Grab both threads outside the circle and pull to tighten so the knots slide together.

Closing it off + Sealing your wrapped cord

Once you've wrapped your entire cord, tie the end off really tightly.

I applied Fray Block all over my cord to secure the fibers to each other and ensure my threads don't come unraveled. Fray block dries clear and keeps everything in place.

Zazzing up the ends of your cord + charging block

I used gold washi tape on my charging block and the ends of my cord that weren't wrapped.

You'll just want to cut pieces to fit each end and the block - making sure there is no washi tape on any pieces that will be touching / conducting electricity.

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Season 01: YARN IT is all about yarn.

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What do you think — Did you give this DIY a try? Are you zazzing up your charger to make it distinctly yours? leave a comment below, or use #neverskipbrunch
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NEVER SKIP BRUNCH by Cara Newhart

Never Skip Brunch is a life and style dossier. Inspired by a casual chic style with pops of color, it’s a space for women looking to become fearless with their style and create a beautifully lived-in life. Pop some champagne, and join us. ? Cara Newhart is the creator of Never Skip Brunch. Southern-raised and living in Denver, Cara is tequila-loving, color & prints obsessed, and passionate about helping others build a lived-in life they love. As an influencer, she has worked with brands like H&M, Kendra Scott, Alba Botanica, Express, L’Occitane, Charming Charlie, Thrillist & Hairstory.

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