Try This: Fancier Hangers

Make basic wire hangers sturdier and more attractive by wrapping them in reused fabric.

| March/April 2011

  • Reused fabric lends basic wire hangers a touch of elegance.
    Photo Courtesy Skip Stone Books

Make basic wire hangers sturdier and more attractive by wrapping them in reused fabric.

Tools and Materials

Several used men’s cotton shirts
Fabric scissors
Wire hangers
Fabric glue
Reused ribbon, optional


1. Cut four 2-inch-wide strips of fabric from the old shirts.

2. Take hanger and one strip of fabric. Place a dot of glue on one end of the fabric and, beginning at the tip of the hanger handle, wind it tightly around the tip of the hanger twice.



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