Sometimes it is just fun to make things super girly. Today I wanted to share a simple sewing project with you, with gorgeous results for your closet. Hanger covers come in all shapes and styles, from ribbon wrapped around the frame, to paper carefully cut and glued in place. I decided to use pretty, vintage shear fabric for this tutorial.
First things first, gather all of your dingy old wire hangers, an 11"x17" piece of paper, pretty shear fabric, scissors and your sewing machine. Now get to work!
Using a sharpie outline the body of your hanger on the 11"x17" piece of paper. If you have more than one wire shape you will need to repeat this for each hanger. Cut out your template and make sure that they fit your corresponding hangers.
Next, fold your fabric pieces in half, make sure your pattern is facing inwards, so that you have at least two inches extra on each side of the hanger template. Carefully pin your template in place and cut around the edges leaving 1/4 inch seam allowance around the top and sides of the hanger template and a 2 inch seam allowance on the bottom section. See the pictures below for a reference point
After your fabric has been cut you can start to sew your hanger cover. Starting on the left side, sew up the side until you're almost at the middle of the top section. Stop. Leave a small space in the center for the hanger's hook and continue down the left side of the fabric, DO NOT sew the bottom yet. Repeat this until all of your covers are complete.
Turn your cover right side out and pull over the hanger, leaving the bottom edge raw. Fold in the bottom pieces leaving a 1/4 inch seam to sew along. Sew along the 14/ inch seam to finish the cover.
You now have a pretty closet accessory that you won't be afraid to show people. I'm using these to hang our growing vintage clothing collection for the store. So, precious. big kiss, bekuh