Child's garment bag and padded hangar

Project Description

What are you most proud of? THe way it all turned out (for not having a pattern or a clue how to make one). What advice would you give someone starting this project? I used a plastic hangar like you get at the clothing stores. Since it was a full size adult hangar, I had my husband 'cut' off approx. 2" on either end before I wrapped the plastic with batting, then wound it with the folded lining strips. I made little 'mittens' for each end which I sewed to the lining wrapped hangar. I glued the lace embelishment on, and also the roses and bows.

What you will need

  • Cotton print fabric for garment bag
  • velcro for fasteners
  • plastic garment hangar with metal swivel hook
  • 3" wide strips of lining fabric folded in half long wise
  • ribbon
  • lace
  • purchased ribbon roses.

Q&A with dottyeb

Scurtistc asked:
Something to hang things on is a hangEr, not hangar, which is place to keep airplanes.
dottyeb answered:
Thanks..slip of the finger..well aware of "hangars" as I rent one for my Taylor craft Bc12D...have had my license for a little over 36 years. Flown twice cross country from Iowa to CCalif. So yes I am aware of the difference.
Glenda Poehler asked:
Happy to see this. Promised my Grand to make her one for dance costumes..
dottyeb answered:
Oh do! They are such a nice compliment to any special "outfit"