Wednesday, March 26, 2014

DIY: non-slip hangers

I love clothes and I have a lot that seem to fall right off the hanger. You can buy those felt hangers that are super expensive or you can use those little string loops on some shirts but those are annoying and get tangled. I have found a super easy way to make your own non-slip hangers.

You're going to need some hangers, an old shirt, and some scissors.
Here is the finished product. 

Start off by cutting the very bottom of shirt off. You should have a giant loop. I cut off about two loops for the whole hanger but it may take more or less depending on how stretchy your fabric is.

A tip i have is to try to cut the fabric with about a 1 cm thickness. Any more and it won't stretch enough and any less and you risk it ripping and ruining everything.

This next part is some serious stress relief. Grab the loop of shirt and stretch it as much as you can. As you can see from the photo, it almost triples in size.

Cut the loop so that you have a long string of fabric.
Tie the string around the hook part of the hanger and make sure it is secure.

Start wrapping the string around the hanger until you run out of string.

You want to keep the string pulled tight and keep doing this until you come to the end of the string. At this point you will tie the other string we cut to the first. Then continue wrapping until the hanger is covered.

The cloth from the old shirt will help to hold the garment in pace on the Hanger.

This is a great alternative of nice clothes on the floor of your closet of creases and wrinkles from folding them.


  1. That's a great idea! And an awesome way to actually use those wire hangers! I feel like they get thrown away all the time!

    1. Thanks for reading. Glad you found this useful.