{KISS How To} No More Wire Hangers

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Sorry to start off with the Mommy Dearest reference but it was perfect for the post! These easy to make fabric covered hangers are perfect for so many spaces. 

With all this cleaning and putting things away, I realized that my daughters closet is not that pretty.  So, I thought it was time  to add a splash of “girlie garnish” to the space.

Fabric Covered Hangers


Easy to make fabric covered hangers.  These are a great gift idea.  The Sewing Loft

This project is for all levels.

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  • old wire hangers
  • tape
  • felt or polar fleece
  • needle & thread

So grab those wire dry cleaner hangers and let’s get stitching!

Basic Instructions:
  1. Starting with two wire hangers, tape them together in a couple of places. This is just to keep them stable while you are covering them later.
  2. Then cut a strip of felt 1″ wide by the length of your hanger. *Be sure to measure all along the outside of your hanger and around the curve. Mine measured 42″ but yours might be different.
  3. Starting at the inside edge, wrap the felt around and blanket stitch in place. Continue to pinch and stitch all the way around. Clip end into a point, fold back and stitch the end in place. Bury your knot.
  4. To create flowers, I cut circles from the felt. Then, I cute in a spiral pattern; leaving a round circle as the base.
  5. Starting at the long end of spiral, wrap the strip around a pencil and hot glued in place.  Click here for step by step directions from Dozi Designs.
  6. Attach flower to hanger. You can attach with needle and thread or glue gun. Your choice.

Remember, Keep It Super Simple!!

Not clear about how to create the blanket stitch? No worries, I did a quick video for Cool2Craft TV.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmL_4vMeYm4&w=420&h=315]

Happy Crafting!
ps- if you are looking for something fun and special  for that little princess in your life, why not join me over at The Patchwork Posse for the Princess Dreams party decor workshop.  Click here for more info.

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  1. We have a ton of these hangers because my husband gets his work uniforms delivered each week. I’ve been wondering what to do with some of them. I really like how these turned out. Thanks for sharing!

  2. These are very pretty! She can use them for years to dress up her closet! I still have a few covered hangers that I think my grandma made me when I was like 4 : )

  3. loving these – I have been wanting to braid jute on to my hangers, but these hangers look so lovely! Thanks for sharing. Saw you at the Making the World Cuter party. Pinning….

  4. Jen @ Sunny Vanilla says

    What a great way to hide those ugly wire hangers. I always want to get rid of them, but I think if I recover them like you’ve done, they’ll be my favorite thing in the closet. So cute!

    Spotted you on Everything Under the Moon

  5. absolutely love using a blanket stitch to trim things out. these are adorable! thanks for the awesome idea! visiting from ‘the girl creative’ link party.

  6. What a nice, simple idea! Love it!
    A few blogger buddies and I have started a little challenge for January and I think it would be super fun if you want to participate. Please check it out at http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/imagine-the-impossibilities-challenge/.
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  7. How fun! What a great way to dress up the closet!
    You should join me for “handmade 52”

  8. Gorgeous! I would love for you to link up with my party at http://anoriginalbelle.blogspot.com/2012/01/make-it-yourself-monday-10-link-up.html

    Have a great day!

  9. Patricia Torres says

    gorgeous!! Thanks for linking in at Colours Dekor.. I’m now your follower.. so pleased to have found.. you.. ~ so creative!! 🙂

  10. Girlish garnish. :0 Love it. Thanks for sharing your creative post on BeColorful

  11. I just saw this linked on Me Sew Crazy and immediately bookmarked it. My girls have wire hangers for their dresses, because they yank the dresses to get them out of the closet and break the plastic hangers. I hate how ugly wire hangers are but this would certainly alleviate that problem! Thanks!

  12. These look like the answer to my problem of certain blouses & other items winding up on the floor of my closet because the plastic hangers won’t hold the clothing properly.

  13. Jennifer Mullenix says

    My local laundromat has wire hangers for free! I definitely know what to do with them now. I’m planning on in the near future having a repurposed booth, these will be a nice addition to sell, thanks!

    • Thank you for the sweet note! I’m sure they will be happy to have you pick up a few and never thought about looking there. Thanks for the tip Jennifer!

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