Customized Hangers

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

How to Cover a Clothes Hanger

Your wardrobe may be made up of garments, coats and accessories, but clothing hangers are also an important part of your closet. Because clothing hangers are generally only available in plastic, metal and wood, you may want to dress them up with decorative covers which can be made in a variety of colors, designs and patterns.


1. Lay out a single sheet of craft paper, wrapping paper or fabric, wrong side up, onto a work table or flat surface. Using a marking pen or pencil, trace the outside perimeter of your hanger onto the paper. Add a 1/2-inch allowance to each side and a 1-inch allowance to the bottom.

2. Cut out two pieces using the pattern lines you traced in step 1 as a guide. Repeat for the second sheet.

3. Pin the sides of both pieces together using straight pins. Make sure the decorative sides are facing outward. Sew the sides together by hand leaving 1/2 inch or 1/4 inch free at the bottom for the seam. Leave a 1/2-inch opening at the top of the paper or fabric so the hook of the hanger can pass through.

4. Pull the hanger through the opening and fit it snugly inside the sewn cover. The bottom is still open at this point, so pull the hanger up through the bottom and curve the hook of the hanger slightly so it can pass through the 1/2-inch opening.

5. Sew a hem line along the bottom of the paper or fabric. Fold over the 1/2-inch or 1/4-inch allowance you left at the bottom of the two pieces in step 3. Sew a seam all the way across to create a smooth bottom edge.

Tips & Warnings

- Mix and match craft paper, wrapping paper and fabric designs and patterns for more creative covers.
- Always use a thimble when sewing and never leave sewing needles in reach of children or pets.


No comments:

Post a Comment