Charger Protector Thingymajig

OK, there's probably a reason no one has invented this yet. But one great thing about knowing how to sew is that I can make whatever I set my mind to (yes Jacob Evans, that does include the knitted track suit you got as a senior gift).

In this case I had a problem. My computer charger died. And, unfortunately, I haven't yet figured out how to make chargers (above statement not withstanding). So after living without my computer for, oh, a good 6 minutes, I ran out and purchased a new one for $80 dollars.

Now, even though I spent a good half hour on the Apple help line, I believe the computer charger fail was mostly my fault--it has a tendency of falling off my bed. This time it had taken its final 3-foot drop and at some point decided to stop working (I didn't tell the AppleCare people this). So, I now needed a way to protect my new and very expensive charger, because let's face it, I can only afford a new one of these about every five years (last time I convinced Apple that the charger had almost set me on fire, and they promptly sent a replacement).

And so, the charger protector was born! It is basically a fabric box surrounded by pillow stuffing inside another fabric box, with button holes for the wires. Of course, no one has probably sold one of these before because a) hopefully most of America doesn't fall alseep next to their computers atop raised beds, and b) because it is quite likely that this little pillow will overheat the charger and catch it on fire (kinda like my first charger).

Don't worry mom, I am monitoring the situation and now falling asleep with the thing unplugged. I was going to provide you with directions, but that got too complicated, too. So here's the first part, and you can guess the rest.

Step 1: Cut
Cut two 4"x4" squares and two 5"x5" squares. Cut one rectangle that measures 2.5"x 14.5". Cut a second rectangle 2.5" x19".

Step 2: Interfacing:
Line your two small squares and the small rectangle with interfacing. The interfacing should be 5/8" smaller on all sides.

Step 3: Pin
Pin the rectangle along the edges of the square so that it forms the sides of the box. For the corners, clip the from the edge of the rectangle up to the interfacing. 

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