pretty fabric covered hangers
My late grandma loved crafting. One of her creative endeavors that I remember clearly was the way she braided bands of polyester double knit fabric around wire clothes hangers. Hey, it was in the seventies. I had some of those hangers in my closet growing up and loved that the hangers were not only slip resistant, but also gentle on my clothes.
I started making my own version of grandma’s hangers about 15 years ago, but use sturdier hangers and pretty cotton fabric rather than polyester.
I tear the fabric into strips about 1 1/2 inches wide then wrap them tightly around the hanger until it’s padded nicely.
On the final wrap I fold under the raw fabric edge to prevent shedding on my garments.
Then I tuck in the end, secure it with a straight pin and add a small ribbon in the center.
Here’s another alternative that’s very decorative and DIY friendly from the awesome blog wise craft.
So many ways to add sweet touches of homemade love.
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