|Hangers were $1.69 each for 10 at Fred Meyer|
This is a fun and quick little project to spruce up the hangers in your closet or to make as a gift to give to someone. I have wanted to make some of these covered clothes hangers for eons, but it is one of those projects I kept pushing off for later. Well, later finally arrived.
|Dress form fabric 2 1/4 yards $3.60 on clearance|
Turquoise fabric 2 yards for $4.80 on sale
Gray fabric 2 yards for $4.80 on sale
I found the most perfect fabric on the clearance aisle at the fabric store. Dress forms! I also found some pretty coordinating fabrics to go with them since there wasn’t enough clearance fabric on the bolt. Because I had a 75% OFF coupon for these other two fabrics it made it a very affordable project.
It takes about 2 1/3 yards of fabric to make enough covers for a 10 pack of tube hangers. Plus any trim you want to use. I happen to have a HUGE stash of trims I'm trying to use up so I dug into that.
|Adding an extra 1/2" to your tracing compensates|
for the thickness of the hanger and the 1/4" seam allowance
|I always seem to have helpers|
I started out by taping together two pieces of scrap paper end to end and tracing the hanger onto it. With my hem gauge I marked off an extra 1/2 inch and used a ruler to draw a line. I free handed around the curve and then straight down to the edge of the paper to add a little bit of length and a hem. Then I drew a lined straight across at the neck of the hanger. Once it was cut out I was ready to go.
|Another helper. Ahem.|
|Not so much help. Little brat!|
I cut out my first piece. With right sides together I stitched along the edge making a 1/4 inch seam from the flat end at the top down to the bottom on both sides, leaving the top and bottom open. Then I turned it right side out and pressed it flat.
Black jumbo ric rac and a little pink were used with the dress form fabric and I added a little bow to the top in the front of each one. Since I had purchased thirty brand new hangers I had a bit of a job ahead of me but it went incredibly fast.
|Trimmed with vintage jumbo ric rac and tiny little bows|
I absolutely love how nicely these turned out and the whimsical fabrics couldn't have been more perfect. I have seen much fancier and more elaborate versions of these (if you've spent any time on Pinterest you know exactly what I mean) but for me this simple little cover is exactly what I was after. I am just thrilled.