Friday, July 5, 2013

Improving Plastic Hangers so They're No Slip!

When cleaning out my walk-in closet I noticed I have lots of plastic hangers I don't use because clothes fall off them.  So off to Pinterest I went.

12 Plastic hangers ... on hand
Pipe cleaners set of 25 ... $0.88

Pipe cleaners were from Wal-Mart in lots of colors.

Followed from Clothes Closet Hanger Organizing Trick.  Be aware the wire ends poke fingers as well as clothes!  Keep the section laid parallel to the hanger very short.  Otherwise you will have 2 ends to tuck under.

These work surprisingly well.  I busted them out easily watching TV.

Good luck on your projects!

Sewing Machine Cover

I have a buncha bunch fabric that I picked up for free or very little.  I wanted to make a cover for my sewing machine but am a VERY NEW sewer.  So here's what I did...

Fabric ... free
Sewing Machine & Thread ... on hand

I got the fabric free. It was being thrown away at the end of a garage sale.

I followed the directions from Sewing Machine Cover.  I had issues with sewing the corners square and sharp. As you will see in the photo.


It's not perfect.  I didn't press or hem it, and should have used a heavier fabric but...I love it! Considering it's my first ever sewn from scratch project I'm happy with it.  Not only did I use up some of my fabric but my sewing machine won't get dusty anymore :)

Scarf Organizer from Hanger & Shower Curtain Rings

I needed to organize my walk-in closet and after spending an ungodly amount of time on Pinterest, decided on this very simple project which reduced the space where my scarves hang.

Plastic hanger ... on hand
Shower curtain rings ... on hand
Duct tape ... on hand

Everything can be got at a dollar store or Wal-Mart. It would have cost about $3.

I followed the directions I found here at Inexpensive Scarves Holder. It was really easy, fast and came out adorable thanks to the pink Hello Kitty tape I used.

Here's the end result without scarves.

Here's the end result with scarves, gloves etc.
And I have plenty of room for more stuff!
Good luck on your own endeavors!