Wire hangers? YUCK.
The thing about wire hangers I can’t stand is how they create these little peaks on the the shoulders of my shirts and sweaters. ‘ Those peaks infuriate me….
However, my collection of wire hangers grows each time if pick up something from the dry cleaners. ‘ It seems like such a waste to throw out perfectly good hangers just because of one default! I decided there must be a way to doctor up wire hangers so they wouldn’t’ damage my clothes.
A linen hanger cover seemed like the perfect solution. ‘ Similar to the paper covers that the dry cleaner hangers have over them, this linen version wraps over the wire. ‘ A great thing about a linen cover is that it will prevent strappy tops and dresses from slipping off the hanger.
A nice trick, is to remove the paper covers (from the dry cleaner) and trace those onto your fabric as a pattern.
This simple craft takes hardly any time to complete and is great for anyone who is just learning to sew. ‘ I enjoy crafts I have the option of hand-stitching, so I gave my sewing machine a break for this one.
If you really want to make this easy, you can use fabric glue instead of sewing it together. ‘ I ran out of fabric glue or else I would’ve glued this together in a minute!
- Wire hanger(s)
- Thread and Needle (or a sewing machine)
Place a hanger on top of your linen and trace with a pencil or chalk.
Leave about a ‘½ all the way around for the hem.
Fold in half from the bottom and cut out the double-folded triangular shape from the linen.
Sew (or glue) one side of the linen.
Trim that edge a little to clean it up an then invert the entire cover.
Now, insert the hanger and sew the remaining side. ‘ (I like the fold and iron the unsewn hem before doing this to make this step extra easy).
And you’re done! ‘ It’s a simple idea but really looks and functions much better than a normal wire hanger!
Here is what this coat hanger cover looks like in some other colors. Get creative!