Learn how to make a fabric hanger cover with a free sewing pattern. This easy sewing project cushions clothing while hanging on a hanger.
Fabric hanger covers are not something I regularly think about. Whenever I’m hanging up my delicate clothing, I don’t think about having nice hangers. But it’s something I should think about!
Well, hanger covers are such a great handmade gift. They are quick and easy to sew, they use half a yard of fabric, and they look so pretty hanging underneath my clothing. The pretty fabric makes me smile every time I see them.
I made a free hanger cover sewing pattern which you can get at the bottom of the post by entering your email or you can purchase the pattern and instructions in my shop!
What is a fabric hanger cover?
A fabric hanger cover is a piece of fabric that sits on the hanger to give cushion to any delicate clothing and to help keep the clothing from sliding off of the hanger.
My fabric hanger covers have some fleece inside to give extra cushioning for the clothing.
What fabric should I use for a hanger cover?
Quilting cotton is the best fabric to use for a hanger cover for several reasons. Cotton is good for a closet and to go under most other fibers in your clothing.
Quilting cotton is easy to sew and easy to find. Pick you favorite fabrics so that when you spy it in your closet, it makes you smile.
What is a PDF sewing pattern?
A PDF pattern is a sewing pattern designed on the computer and organized so that it can be printed on several letter or A4 size pieces of paper.
I love using PDF sewing patterns because if the pattern gets ruined or if my children or I changed sizes, I can always print it again. It’ll never be destroyed since I have a digital version!
How do you use a PDF sewing pattern?
Open the PDF on a computer and click print. When printing make sure that the scaling is set to 100% or no scaling so that the pattern prints at the correct size.
Once the pattern is printed it can be taped together to get the full size. Then the pattern can be cut for each pattern piece size or individual sizes can be traced so that the pattern can be used again and again. Learn how to use PDF sewing patterns.
What more sewing ideas? Try these:
- Free PDF sewing patterns
- Home sewing projects
- Gift ideas to sew
- Gifts to sew for women
- Beginner sewing projects
How to Make a Hanger Cover
- Free hanger cover sewing pattern – get it at the end of the post by entering your email
- 1/2 yard quilting cotton for each hanger cover you want to make
- 1/2 yard fusible fleece for each hanger cover you want to make
- Optional: plastic snaps and snap pliers*
- Sewing tools
- Sewing machine
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Cut out four pieces of fabric with the pattern piece. Cut out 2 pieces of fusible fleece with the pattern piece.
Fuse the fleece to the back of two of the fabric pieces.
With right sides together pin one fused piece of fabric to one non-fused piece of fabric. Do the same with the other two pieces.
With a 1/2 inch seam allowance sew the top straight edge and the bottom straight edge of each pinned fabric pieces. Backstitch when you start and when you stop.
Turn the fabric pieces right side out.
Press each fabric piece flat so that the seams are along the top and the bottom.
Place the two pieces together with the right side of the fused fabric facing each other. Pin around the edges that haven’t been sewn which is the two sides and two angled sides.
With a 1/2 inch seam allowance sew the two sides and two angled sides. This is two different seams and they do not connect at the center top. Backstitch when you start and when you stop.
Use scissors to trim the seam allowance off of the corner to reduce the bulk.
Turn the hanger cover right side out and push out the corners.
Add snaps to the center bottom of the hanger cover.
Put the hanger cover over a hanger and snap it together to keep it from being pulled off. You finished!
Get the free sewing pattern here!
If you make something using this sewing project, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!
I believe small sewing moments can create great joy. Find your own “right” way to sew. -Heather