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Making Covered Hangers

Covering coat hangers with yarn and other embellishments may have started for you in the Girl Scouts or summer camp. This is a guide about making covered hangers.


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February 23, 2012

If you are like me you like to hang coats and nice blouses on fabric non slip hangers.

Approximate Time: 1 hour



If you have an old sweater laying around here is a way to put it to good use.

  1. Lay your hanger on the back of the sweater with the hook at the neck, draw around it.
  2. Now carefully flip the hanger so the hook is pointing in the opposite direction and the bottom of the hanger is laying on the line you drew for the bottom. trace around the curves and top edges. Cut it out 1/2 inch outside this drawn line. Pin the fabric together before sewing.
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  4. Refering to the photo start sewing at one pin and continue around the bottom and back up toward the hook. Turn the cover right side out slip the hanger in, it will be a tight fit but if you back stitched good it will hold. Pin the opening shut and hand sew it shut.
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  6. Take around 8 inches of wide lace and gather it. Run your needle through the base from one side to the other several times to secure all of the fabric together. Now start untwisting your lace which will loosen the fabric so you can fold some of the outer edges back as petals. Just keep playing with it until you like what you have. Pin it to your hanger at the hook and then sew it down.

By Ann from Loup City, NE

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January 20, 20120 found this helpful

I would like to find the directions to cover a clothes hanger with wide nylon strips. My kids learned to do this in 4-H or school, but I don't know where these directions are. Thank you.

By Donna M


January 20, 20120 found this helpful

The only hangers that I have seen covered in nylon net material are some where the fabric is cut in strips about 2" wide and then you cut the strips in lengths of about 4" and then tie them around the hanger as close together as you want. They make a really pretty hanger and the fluffiness makes it so that knit garments don't get "hanger humps" on the shoulder line. They are also pretty.


I used to make them for gifts and tie a narrow bow around the neck of the hanger along with a small silk flower. I can't remember the exact measurements of the strips of fabric, but the ones I gave you sound about right. If I remember right I tied the strips around the hanger using a double knot for security.

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January 20, 20120 found this helpful

Not sure if this is what you were looking for but check out these links:

http://craftyga … coathangers.html

http://www.craf … com/artpat11.htm

http://pm-betwe … thes-hanger.html

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