Sunday, May 2, 2010

Covered coat hangers...

I love covered coat hangers (or hang coaters as my children have always called them lol). But I have to admit I'm not too keen on the "granny-type" knitted lace covered ones. They're great for hanging your clothes on, I just don't like the look of them. Anyway with the Mother's Day stall coming up at school, I thought they'd make great gifts. But I wanted to give them a cuter, more modern look. So I decided to try covering them in fabric. I found an online tutorial here . I cut mine out the same way except my fabric needed to be 43x13cm. I rounded the ends the same way as the template in the tutorial. I sewed the curved ends by machine and the long opening across the bottom by hand. I'm really happy with the result and they were quite easy to do. This batch is all ready to be donated to school for the Mother's Day stall. The kids have already put in orders for some of their own. So I promised to take them fabric shopping next weekend so they can choose their favourite designs :)

1 comment:

Renee said...

I am sooooo with you on the granny coat hanger covers! I do just love yours, though! I am ever so partial to dots and spots. I love your photography, too! You have such wonderful ideas, Jas, you are such a creative soul!