These adorable covered wooden hangers are fabulous for any doll’s wardrobe. Two pattern sizes are included and will fit clothes for 16” to 18” dolls. Match hangers to outfits; decorate with ribbon, satin roses, buttons, beads, lace – the choice is yours. A great way to use up scraps, super for Craft Markets and delightfully cute accessories when giving dolls’ clothes as gifts. This easy Step-by-Step PDF Crafting pattern is designed for use with 16” to 18” doll clothes and will fit clothing for dolls such as American Girl®, A Girl For All Time®, Journey Girls® and Disney Animator®.
Fabric Used – Quilter’s Cotton and Lightweight Cotton were used for the Hanger Outer Covers, soft thin low loft quilt batting was used to cover the raw wooden hanger. I used old pine hangers as they already had the shape required.
Requirements PER HANGER: Measurements are the same apart from those in brackets which will be for the smaller sized hanger.
Wood per Hanger:
Pine or any other soft wood OR use people-sized hangers – 6” long x 7/8” high x 3/8” wide (5 ½” long x 3/4” high x 3/8” wide)
A Medium Sandpaper for smoothing and removing slight imperfections – 4” x 6”
Round Cup Hooks:
Plain Brass Cup Hooks to fit your doll’s Wardrobe Or – Plastic-covered Cup Hooks to fit your doll’s Wardrobe – 36mm or 38mm Shouldered Cup Hooks
Plastic Tubing for Hooks:
5mm diameter Plastic tubing or tubing wide enough to fit on the brass hook – the length will depend on the hook size – approximately 3 ½” per hook if using above hook size.
Plastic for Templates:
Stiff plastic for Hanger, Padding & Cover Templates – 7” square
Fabric per Hanger
Woven Fabric of choice – 5” x 8 ½”
Padding per Hanger:
Lightweight soft quilt batting (Low Loft) – 2 ½” x 6 ½” (2 ½” x 6”)
Soft Fibrefill Stuffing:
Small amount of stuffing for ends of hanger covers – I used ± 1 Cupful for 6 hangers
Notions PER HANGER:
Lace for Ruffled Edge Option – ½” x 36” (32”)
Narrow Cuff Piping for Piped Edge Option Purchased or DIY – 20” (18”)
Eyelet Lace for finishing around center of hanger (optional) – 4” x 1” wide
Ribbon to thread through eyelet lace option – 12” x ¼” wide
Ribbon for finishing around center of hanger (optional) – 16” x 3/8” wide
Lace for finishing around center of hanger (optional) – 7” x 5/8” wide
Optional – Satin Roses, Ribbon Bows, Beads, Lace – whatever you desire to add to your hanger
1 x Husband, Handyman or Handywoman to cut the wood for the hangers – Optional
Or your local Hardware Store may be willing to cut the hangers / wood required, for you.
Matching Thread, Ballpoint Pen, Craft Glue Stick, Craft Scissors, Point Turner, Homeostatic Clamp or Scissors-type Tweezers, small Safety Pin to fit through eyelet lace (optional), general sewing supplies.
A ‘Universal Sewing Needle – 80/10’ and a ¼” Foot are used during the sewing process. A Piping Foot or Invisible Zipper Foot is used for the Piped Edge Option.
Pliers / Side Cutters for removing old hook
Hacksaw for cutting hangers or an electric Jigsaw
Electric drill with fine bit (2mm)
Skill Level: Easy
What You Get: One 27 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Sew!