made with love: fabric covered hangers

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These days I’ve been kind of obsessed with making fabric covered hangers inspired by a recent vintage find. You use up small bits of fabric you can’t stand throw away while turning an otherwise depressing closet of wire hangers into something really special. What’s not to love?

CLICK HERE for the full instructions (and more images) after the jump!

What you’ll need:

– wire hanger
– fabric measuring at least 14” by 9” (mine is windham fabric’s “a little bid told me”)
– scissors
– pins
– thread
– ruler
– scrap paper
– iron

1. Trace a hanger onto a piece of scrap paper to make a pattern

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2. Add ½” seam allowance to the top of the pattern and 1 ½” allowance on the bottom

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3. Cut out 2 and hem the bottoms by turning up ¼” and stitching. Right sides together, pin and stitch along the top, leaving a ½” slot open in the center to slip the hanger through. The bottom stays open so you can remove the hanger if needed.

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4. Turn right side out and press with iron. I made a small bow to hand stitch at the opening because I’m girly like that.

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5. Even though wire hangers get a bad rap, they can be pretty useful around the house; great for traveling and making bizarre thingamajig tools in a pinch. Plus, when covered in fabric, clothes can actually stay put on them.

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  1. Teresa says:

    oh my goodness… such a wonderful project!!

  2. Aimee says:

    reminds me of the hangers i have somewhat – my great grandmother used to cover wire hangers with yarn braided around them, which not only made them pretty but also kept tops from slipping off them. they’re now in my closet :)

  3. eliza says:

    Such a creative idea to utilize waste fabric.

  4. Cally says:

    This would also be a terrific idea for those off-season or seldom-worn clothes that collect dust on the shoulders in between wearings ~ put the cover *on top* of the clothes.

  5. A kahlon says:

    i want to make some really pretty fancy hangers for my upcoming wedding. the problem is i want to make them in a way where the whole hanger isnt ‘covered’ like the one shown above, but infact there is padding/lining on all of its sides. i.e, the middle area of the triangle is visible and just the wires are coated/padded/decorated….
    can anyone help me how to find out how to do that ? ill be SO grateful

  6. très sympa ce cintre, j’aime beaucoup

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