Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Burlap Hangers

I found some burlap covered hangers at a sale last weekend and I loved them so much I decided to try my hand at making some myself.  I used two white satin covered hangers I had on hand that I used to display vintage clothing.

I cut a large rectangle larger than I needed that when folded would fit over the hanger.  I cut a very small hole to insert the looped piece.  Then I cut closer to make a quasi pattern.  I simply tucked one side of the fabric under the other, folded the other piece to make a small hem and then stitched them together.  I carefully tucked in the ends and cut and trimmed so I didn't have too much fabric on the ends of the hanger.  First I started hemming in the middle of the hanger so it was anchored well and then I did the ends and worked inward.  You can look at the back side of my hangers in photograph number 3.  For the hook part I used some ribbon I had on hand and used tacky glue to attach it to the hook.


 If you read my blog yesterday, you already know I have a little bit of everything in my creative space so I didn't have to purchase one single thing for this project.  I love the burlap with the lace.  It's the perfect yin and yang.  Below is a photo of my inspiration hangers.
 The backs of my inspiration hangers don't look any better than mine so I think it's just a stitch as you go process.  After the ribbon dried on the hook, I cut enough ribbon to tie a little bow around it to finish it off.  I love these.  BTW, the inspiration hangers are just burlap over wood hangers.  I personally like the more padded look but it's a matter of preference.  Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by.



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19 comments:

Lorilee said...

Love them. I like burlap too! You did a wonderfully neat sewing job!
Blessings,
Lorilee

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Maggie,

I love your burlap hangers!

Dee

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Those are so cute! I have a bunch of wide wooden hangers in the garage that need covering.....maybe I'll use some burlap too. I agree, the padded look is nicer. I think the stitching just makes them look handmade!It looks nice and neat!

Anne said...

Maggie,
Love these hangers!What a cute idea.Again I need a sewing machine LOL!
((Hugs))
Anne

Bliss said...

I'm hung up on the fact you made burlap hangers.
Hardy har har......

~Bliss~

Bliss said...

I'm hung up on the fact you made burlap hangers.
Hardy har har......

~Bliss~

Debra @ Common Ground said...

These are so wonderful! Love love love them!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Maggie! I like padded hangers better, too.

Budget Design Girl said...

I'll take 150 of those! Love them!

xo-Lisa

NanaDiana said...

Maggie= That is one of the cutest burlap projects I have seen anywhere. I love it- xo Diana

Liz said...

Those are so CUTE! I agree ... the burlap is so pretty with the lace.

Good job! :)

~Liz

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I've never seen burlap hangers, grat job...You did it!

CArol

fiberdoodles said...

These are great!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Sweet! They would look cute with vintage white children's clothing. Hmm, you're giving me more ideas!

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Love them...too cute :). Laurel

Sarah said...

Love the idea of burlap hangers. Thanks for sharing the idea and how you did this.

Faded Charm said...

Great idea!! These would make a wonderful gift for someone special:-)

xoxo
Kathleen

Spittin-Toad said...

These are too cute!! I'm going to give it a try ...but with hot glue gun instead a of sewing..I'm lazy that way! :)
Found you from the Quilted Nest. :)
Denise

BizarkDeal said...

JS Hanger Satin Padded Hangers from Bizarkdeal

PERFECT!!! These hangers are super cute! Just the right size same as a normal size hanger. Packaged in clear thick plastic had to cut open with scissors, sure to be in good condition when shipped. Nicely padded to keep clothes from creasing at top/shoulder area. Hook will move and turn as well if needing to switch directions in closet. Even with a cute little satin bow.

Great buy for the price! I love them for my evening wear.and special dresses.