When our daughter was here over the Christmas holidays, one morning she left the cellphone cord plugged into the wall after she unplugged her phone. Later that morning, Dave was vacuuming the upstairs while I was putting fresh sheets on our bed when I heard that telltale crunching of something being sucked up in the power head followed by a few very colorful words… mostly of the blue variety!
A quick trip to the mall replaced the cord but ever since then I’ve been meaning to make a charging station that could be hung up by the outlet to be used by whoever is staying in the guest bedroom. There are lots of tutorials available for these online. I chose this one.
A quick rummage through my fabric dresser turned up some cute owl fabric and coordinating fabric to play nice with it. A couple of hours later, I had this:
Dave suggested that we position the Command Hook (<-affiliate link) up beside the bed for easy access rather than down by the outlet.
When the cellphone is in use, the charging cord can be tucked safely inside the pouch of the charging station.
While I was going through my fabric dresser, I found some fun fabric that I bought a couple of months ago and I decided to make a charging station for myself.
Don’t those Hawaiian Slippahs (aka flip flops) go well with the screen of my smartphone!
I think I’m going to be making a few more of these handy little charging stations for Christmas and birthday gifts.
I did learn a few things while making these two that I thought I’d pass along to anyone who might like to make one for themselves or as gifts.
The thing that gives the charging stations their body is Peltex 71 (<-affiliate link) that is fusible on one side. Make sure to trim the seam allowance off of the piece that you cut out of the Peltex. This will make turning the charging station right side out easier and also create a much nicer edge all the way around with less bulk.
But before turning, be sure to clip the curved edges every 1/4″ so that the seam allowance will lie flat.
Because of the stiffness of the Peltex you will have to be persistent when turning it right side out and the fabric fused to the Peltex might get a bit wrinkled. Don’t panic… a good pressing with lots of steam after you sew the opening closed should take care of this.
And finally on a different note, I would like to wish my American readers a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend.