Although I am knitting away on bandages, I have projects that I’m trying to fit in here and there as part of my organized home quest.
Wire hangers distort the shape of your clothes. Yesterday I began sewing clothes hanger covers to cover generic plastic hangers—some are literally meant to just cover the hangers and then your clothes are hung over them, like this one.
There are numerous versions of hanger cover patterns (see resources below) but I used one from Needlecrafter.com. During my spring and fall cleaning missions, I can simply remove the covers to wash and iron them.
In a closet, dust tends to settle on the collar and shoulder area of your clothes. So I modified the pattern to make covers that fit over my clothes instead of just the hanger by adding ½-inch all the way around to make shoulder covers. You can simply add more to your measurements to fit thicker clothes items.
You can make them fancy by using fun fabrics, bits of lace, or even embroidering them. But I’m using an old cotton sheet I found for a $1 and, since it’s a queen-sized flat sheet, I can make lots of covers quite inexpensively.
Not only does dust settle on your clothes but on your closet rod and hangers, too. I’m removing everything from my closet, purging like a mad woman, and cleaning everything—walls, floor, shelves, closet rod, and the hangers.