Learn how to make a fabric hanger cover with a free sewing pattern. This easy sewing project cushions clothes when hanging on a hanger.
Fabric hanger covers aren't something I think about regularly. Whenever I hang up my delicate clothes, I don't think about having pretty hangers. But it’s something I should think about!
Well, hanger covers are a great handmade gift. They're quick and easy to sew, they use half a yard of fabric and they look so pretty hanging under my clothes. The pretty fabric makes me smile every time I see them.
I made a free hanger cover sewing pattern that you can get at the bottom of the post by entering your email or you can purchase the pattern and instructions in my store!
What is a fabric handlebar cover?
A fabric hanger cover is a piece of fabric that sits over the hanger to give cushion to any delicate garment and to prevent clothes from slipping off the hanger.
My fabric hanger covers have a bit of fleece inside to provide extra padding for the clothes.
What fabric should I use for a handlebar cover?
Quilting cotton is the best fabric to use for a hanger cover for several reasons. Cotton is a great wardrobe staple and goes under most other fibers in your clothing.
Quilting cotton is easy to sew and easy to find. Choose your favorite fabrics so that when you see them in your closet, it makes you smile.
What is a PDF sewing pattern?
A PDF pattern is a sewing pattern designed on a computer and organized so that it can be printed on several sheets of letter or A4 size paper.
I love using PDF sewing patterns because if the pattern gets damaged or my kids or I have changed sizes, I can always print it again. It will never be destroyed since I have a digital version!
How to use a PDF sewing pattern?
Open the PDF on a computer and click Print. When printing, make sure the scaling is set to 100% or no scaling so that the design prints at the correct size.
Once the design is printed, it can be glued together to achieve its actual size. Then the pattern can be cut out for each size piece of the pattern or individual sizes can be traced so that the pattern can be used again and again. Learn how to use PDF sewing patterns.
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- Free PDF sewing patterns
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How to make a hanger cover
- Free hanger cover sewing pattern – get it at the end of the article by entering your email
- 1/2 yard of quilting cotton for each hanger cover you want to make
- 1/2 meter of iron-on fleece for each handlebar cover you want to make
- Optional: plastic snaps and snap clips*
- Sewing tools
- Sewing machine
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Cut out four pieces of fabric with the pattern piece. Cut 2 pieces of iron-on fleece with the pattern piece.
Fuse the fleece to the back of two of the fabric pieces.
With right sides together, pin a piece of fused fabric to a piece of unfused fabric. Do the same with the other two pieces.
With a 1/2-inch seam allowance, sew the top right edge and bottom right edge of each pinned piece of fabric. Backstitch when you start and when you stop.
Turn the fabric pieces right side out.
Press each piece of fabric flat so the seams are at the top and bottom.
Place the two pieces together with the right side of the fused fabric facing each other. Pin on the edges that have not been sewn, i.e. both sides and both slanted sides.
With a 1/2 inch seam allowance, sew both sides and both sides at an angle. These are two different seams and they do not connect at the top center. Backstitch when you start and when you stop.
Use scissors to cut the corner seam allowance to reduce the thickness.
Flip the hanger cover right side out and push the corners out.
Add snaps to the bottom center of the hanger cover.
Place the hanger cover on a hanger and clip it together to prevent it from tearing off. You have finished!
Get the free sewing pattern here!
If you make anything using this sewing project, I'd love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and identify me!