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This is a new way to keep your earbuds cord untangled.

Step 1: You need

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- some patience
- some sewing ability
- a long zipper

Buying a long zipper might be rather expensive. Or you can be ingenious: I got mine by unsewing it from a plastic clothe cover I bought for 3$.
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shazni made it!11 months ago

Remember I told you that I would put up an instructable 2 years back!! Well here it is :-) It's a remix of yours!


DustBunny1 year ago

Great Idea! I saw this on LifeHacker.

If you want a wider bag for a tablet, be sure that the length of the beginning strip (see step 2) is a little longer the the width of whatever you are going to put in it.

Good idea using the zipper from a garment bag. I bought a set of sheets because it was cheaper than buying the fabric I needed. I took the elastic out of the bottom sheet and now I will never have to buy elastic again.

shazni3 years ago
hey...i've made bags...using this method and 2 different colored zips...will do a tutorial on it...when i get the time...but it's simmiler to this...with handles
eobox4 years ago
My mind has just been blown. Awesome concept! And I've just favorited 2 Instructables for storing earbuds... wish I'd found this sooner.

I also agree with all these people saying to make something of it. XD This is so simple yet genius, you could.
facklere4 years ago
You just blew by mind. I have been trying to the best way to store my earbuds, and this just won. I will definitely try to make one and post a picture.
Papydom (author)  facklere4 years ago
I'd love to see what you do. I made a white one. PersonMcPersonman made a blue one. What color will you choose?
My iPod is yellow so I'd like to go with blue or green, but I'll probably go with whatever zipper I can get cheap.
this is AWESOME!!!!!! I intend to make it soon. I will report back with a picture of when I'm done. I also liked the idea of buying a garment cover and using that. GENEUS!!!!
Papydom (author)  PersonMcPersonman4 years ago
Sending a picture would be very nice of you. Many people say they want to make such a purse, but nobody shows what it looks like...
Here are the earbuds!!!
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Papydom (author)  PersonMcPersonman4 years ago
Hey, they look great! Thanks a lot for sending a picture.
chaitanyak4 years ago
thanks for sharing it with the rest of the world!
Opensource diy ftw!
BetsyLouWho4 years ago

That is all.
chaitanyak4 years ago
this is so brilliant am going to do it now! well tomorow if i can't find a zipper lying around here right now that is..
paintser4 years ago
Is there a way to make some asymmetrical ear buds work with this design?
Papydom (author)  paintser4 years ago
In fact, it IS asymmetrical by nature. Re-read step 4... To tell the truth, the best use of this zipper bag is with asymetrical earbuds! If you ever make one, i'd love to see what it looks like.
embercity4 years ago
totally awesome.

made one for my headphones, works great.
Papydom (author)  embercity4 years ago
Could you send a picture?
embercity4 years ago
r.effuse5 years ago
You should take this off the internet and patent it. Seriously. Then make a bunch for Etsy and someone will come along and buy the rights for it. Brilliant idea.
pyogazel5 years ago
This is the best use of a zipper I have ever seen! And I used to think those zipper pencilcases quite silly! Bravo!
55338885 years ago
Cool. Looks a little complicated but I love a chalenge
budabob075 years ago
amazing. 5 stars
timothymh5 years ago
Get into some wiring and stuff and you could end up with something like this: http://dornob.com/headphones-design-100-tangle-free-sport-zip-earbuds/
Papydom (author)  timothymh5 years ago
Gee! That's exactly my first idea... (plus the sewing it into a purse). But it meant taking the microphone off the cord, and do some soldering. I did not want to get into that. It would have been great if I was using a mp3 reader earbuds cord, instead of a cellphone one.
It's definitely meant for an MP3 player that accepts additional input from the earphones (like iPods accept impulses from the remote contol-ish thing on the cord for the iPhone/iPod Touch).
This is really cool! What was the length of zip you used? and what would be the length for the apple headphones?
Papydom (author)  occupationunknown5 years ago
Mine was 120cm if I remember well. Each one is different, depending of your phone. Mesure the length of your cord, from the plug to the earbuds, and add 2 inches (or a little bit more if you want to put in the "purse" a large iPod). Good luck!
CRW5 years ago
OMG..... this is genius!!!!! Off to rip out a zipper...........thanks!
Brilliant idea! If you ever decide to produce and sell these, like on etsy or ebay, please post on this site or something. Very cool.
Londonbrig05 years ago
MC81655 years ago
They already have these bags, different sizes and styles at zipit.com
Don't go to zipit.com, it's just some shady "search" site. www.just-zipit.com is the site for the bags, but they don't have headphones in them.
rafitf5 years ago
you should get a patent
WingDings5 years ago
What a great idea. Thank you for sharing it!
f5mando5 years ago
Bostin idea! Thanks much!
yngla5 years ago
Love it! Zippers are usually quite nonexpensive if bought by the yard.
Aww. Doesn't really look like it'd be actually long enough to effectively house the player. Though still an incredible idea.
podginater5 years ago
c'est si créatif. Bien fait!!
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