We all love music. I have not found a soul that doesn’t like music. I mean preferences may change but at one point or the other we all shake our heads and move our feet to a certain tune. For me, I listen to music when I’m crafting or studying, I find that it helps with concentration and well, you don’t notice time pass by when you’re singing along to your favorite tunes.
I like to have it play loud most of the time but there at times I need earphones. You know, when working out, walking on the streets and even on public transport. So I always…ALWAYS have earphones in my bag, but every time I get them out of my bag, I end up using countless hours (not that much) to disentangle them! And it used to drive me crazy! Of late though, entangled earphones are the least of my worries. I made these little earphone holders that make sure my earphones stay organized and they are not such a mess. I could drop them in my bag or my pencil pouch and I don’t have to worry about them getting all tangled up, and you could too! Here’s how;
What you’ll need:
Fabric of your choice- I used left over wax Ankara fabric but you could use anything really
Needle and thread- if you have a sewing machine even better
Buttons- mine are from an old jacket that didn’t fit anymore
Ankara Earphone Holder
Start by measuring and cutting out your fabric. Mine was around 12cm x 5 cm. Fold it in half lengthwise in a way that the right sides are facing each other and pin the edges. You don’t have to pin if you trust your stitch work.
Make a simple back stitch on one of the shorter edges and the long side as well. This will take you like 10 minutes max if you’re slow at stitching. Try as much as possible to make sure the stitch is in a straight line.
When done, trim the excess fabric and snip of the edges to reduce bulk. Turn it inside out to reveal the right sides of the fabric. Iron the fabric to help the fabric and stitches lay well.
Fix a button close to the undone side of the fabric and do that in a way that the button stitches are on the inside and not showing through the other right side. If you don’t mind the stitches showing, still fine. I just think hiding the stitches makes the whole thing a lot neater. Stitch the open side of the fabric shit once you’re done fixing the button. Do this by folding in a small seam allowance and making a quick back stitch.
Use your scissors to make a button hole. If the fabric you are using doesn’t fray (unravel) you’re done. Mine did and i decided to make a quick button stitch (which is poor as you can tell) to prevent said fraying.
I love how this turned out and the fact that it’s an Ankara wax print. I’m thinking of having one match all my vitenges! Imagine how cool that would look!
Here’s a second way to keep your earphones organized.
What you’ll need:
Fabric- This I got from some thrift denim dungaree dress. I used the skirt part for another craft but the suspender pieces were left over and they were perfect for this craft
Elastic thread – rubber band is a possible contender as well
Denim Earphone Holder
Start by cutting your fabric just like in the previous one. The ideas is to have two “buttons” on each side. You could sew on buttons on a piece of fabric like we did for the previous one , leaving out the button hole on this one.
Attach a piece of elastic thread (or rubber band) on one button and secure with a knot.
Tie this around your earphones and pull the elastic over the other button and you’re done!:)
At this point some of you are probably asking, ” What if I can’t sew? What if I hate sewing? Why is everything on this post about sewing?!” and to you I say, “Relax, I got you” .
This third one does not require any sewing, in fact it requires extreme minimum effort and you’ll be done in like a second, literally!
What you’ll need
Hard Leather – or any rigid fabric, could also be cardboard, just anything that is firm on its own
Leather Earphone Holder
Cut your rigid material, into a small rectangle. I didn’t like the sharp edges so I gave mine round edges. Feel free to do whatever pleases you though.
Cut off small triangles on the sides and make a cut on one side.
Wind your earphones around this and you’re done. Neat earphones in a second!
My favorite was the Ankara one. I love how unique and different it is, but I also love the others, seriously having a hard time choosing which one to use each day. You could use these to store your cables as well. Here’s an idea! You could make a bunch of these and give them as gifts (Valentines is coming up), your loved ones will appreciate them a lot! Which one do you like? Comment down below:) Let’s save the world crisis, one pair of earphones at a time.
Til next time.