Sunday, 14 June 2015

Padded Coat Hanger

Padded Coat Hanger Tutorial


I have been making these coat hangers to give as gifts, and they really are simply quite lovely.





You will need 1/4 metre or yard of fabric

1/4 metre or yard of light quilters batting or needle punch batting

A wooden coat hanger

Piping, purchased or make your own using coordinating fabric

A small quantity of narrow ribbon.



This is my pattern for you, print it out actual size A4 paper.
 You may find it easier to download Craftsy free pattern as its a PDF file and easy to print to correct size.
I purchased adult wooden hangers as I couldn't get child's and we cut the ends off to make a 11.5" or 29cm hanger.

Measure the pattern pieces against the coat hanger as these can be varying lengths you may need to make it shorter than my pattern. Cut 4 Ends from your fabric  Cut 4 Ends from your batting



Using 1/4 " seam sew the batting onto the back of all your end pieces, remembering to flip your pattern so you have two lefts and two rights.


Pin your piping on to one left and one right end piece, clip piping to follow the curved end. Sew in place using just over 1/4" seam, start  your piping at the fold line, [see photo above] remembering your fold line might be different from my pattern.


Lay the piped end on top of other end right sides facing, pin then sew leaving base open for turning. If you do it this way you can follow the stitching lines


Clip curves up to your stitching line then turn through, I use a chop stick as it has a blunt end it won't poke through your work [no scissors].


At this stage I give my work a press then fold under the ends and slide onto the hanger


Slip stitch the two ends together and secure threads with a hidden knot to finish off.


You can see I have used different fabric at the back of my hanger to coordinate with my little dress see   HERE 



Using satin ribbon tie around to hide the join and finish off with a bow. 


They are a lovely addition to any wardrobe, and if you match it to any outfit, just gorgeous!!



6 comments:

  1. Really cool idea! Thanks. :)

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    1. Thanks Agi, I like doing them this way no wrapping the padding around the hanger which is a pain, this way is simple.
      Happy sewing
      Glenis

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  2. These hangers are so adorable. I especially love the cute floral fabric that you use. This would definitely be something fun to make on your own. It is also a really good gift idea.

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