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Picture of USB Electronics Organizer - Sew Useful
Sew Useful USB - Cellphone - Camera - iPod - Electronics Organizer

Do you need a place to keep your handheld electronic devices? Do you want to be able to quickly locate the "RIGHT" USB cord or power cord? In that case, this is the product for you.

After having brain surgery in April, I realized I really needed help with organization. I forget where I put everything. I was not really that organized before the surgery.

My family has three different computers, cameras, cell phones, MP3 players and numerous other devices we need to charge or connect to our computers. This nifty wall hanging will help you keep all your handheld electronic devices matched up with their power cords and USB cords.

Fortunately, the surgery did not affect my ability to create or make the crafts I love. I came up with this idea after hearing about the contest. My sewing machine broke the next day so while it was being fixed I made a no-sew version as well. Look for it soon.

If you don't want to make it, then you can buy it at:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6412492

 
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Step 1: Supplies

Here is what you will need:

a. Sewing machine, strong thread, and denim needles
b. Paper for copying the pattern
c. One sheet poster board cut to 14 inches by 21 inches
d. One half yard fabric
e. One half yard clear light - medium weight vinyl
(sold at the hardware store on rolls with tablecloth fabric)
f. Self-healing mat, ruler, and rotary cutter
g. Markers for writing on fabric and plastic
h. Pins
i. Paper clips
j. Adhesive cloth hangers
k. Eyelets or grommets
l. Bias tape, quilt binding trim, ribbon or seam binding in various sizes and widths
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Nettiemac5 years ago
I like this idea, and will get to making it sometime soon since we now have far too many electronic devices and cords
raykholo6 years ago
there is a much easier way -- i made something like this made of cardboard a couple of years ago. you need a lot of ?curguated? cardboard, glue, a usb cable, and something to mount everything make a base and build a small cardboard house-like thing with shelves. cut open a usb wire and use the red and black wires as the general power you will need a lot more wire to distribute the power among the devices inside the house i will see if i can find a pic of mine-- which was a really cool all in one organizer for my wallet, ipod, cell phone, keys, some cash, business cards, change, ect.
Aly (author)  raykholo6 years ago
Yeah this was pretty complicated but I really wanted to win the computerized sewing machine contest. I worked really hard and I thought it was the perfect combination of sewing and electronics but alas...I don't think the judges even gave it a second glance.
raykholo Aly6 years ago
sorry to hear that but i dont think mine had any sewing involved mostly cardboard, glue and nails
whoa. i want one. my sister also had brain surgery. good to hear you're doing well! and from what i can see, you're creative side is still booming like my sister ahaha. you inspire me :-) hehe
phrakture7 years ago
So here's a question.... what source is that and where did you get it?
Aly (author)  phrakture7 years ago
I am not sure what you mean by source?
phrakture Aly7 years ago
Hah, sorry. I mean source code. The lettering on that backing.
vaxjo phrakture6 years ago
And more importantly, does it still compile after all this... refactoring?
Aly (author)  phrakture7 years ago
I bought that fabric at my local quilt store. I don't remember the brand but I bought what they had left because it looked like the perfect fabric for a project that combined sewing and technology.
kopcon7 years ago
This is pretty cool.
Aly (author)  kopcon7 years ago
Thank you. My friends all want me to make them one. If you make one, can you send me a picture?
RDuran7 years ago
that's a great idea, but would be easier to buy one of those cheap plastic shoe organizer and personalize it.
RDuran RDuran7 years ago
Yes, we can find shoe organizers with clear pockets. But yes, your works is remarkable ;)
Aly (author)  RDuran7 years ago
Thank you kindly!
Aly (author)  RDuran7 years ago
Thank you for your observation. I did think of that but those shoe holders are large and cumbersome and not really designed to be on permanent display. Do they come with clear pockets? I am hoping my design is just small and attractive enough to be placed somewhere visible and also convenient. The pocket size can be adjusted to your own personal devices and needs. It is also quite strong, not cheap, and handmade.
MaxJor7 years ago
This is amazing! I can never find all these things when I am looking for them, especially the chargers for each item. If my time was billable, this would save thousands of dollars that I would no longer have to search!!! Thank you for such a great idea Aly!!!
Aly (author)  MaxJor7 years ago
Thanks so much! Necessity is the mother of invention. Thousands of dollars? Wow! Maybe I should charge more for it.
judyjcgps7 years ago
I think this is a very useful organizer and the instructions for assembly were very clear (no pun intended). Judy Johsnon
Aly (author)  judyjcgps7 years ago
Thanks so much! I guess it is the teacher in me. My NoSew version is even easier to make and I am still working on the Instructable.
Thorofin7 years ago
Hmmm...seems like it'd be easy to add power & cord management too. That way you could charge the items too.
Aly (author)  Thorofin7 years ago
I totally thought of that after I posted the directions. This was my first attempt at creating something totally from scratch and then trying to write the directions. I will keep working on it.