I’m laid low at the moment with a sprained ankle, forced into inactivity. Initially sewing was an impossibility, but as time passed and the pain eased somewhat, I had a little think about what I might usefully be able to do.
I had an ‘aha’ moment a few weeks ago when Kate advised using padded coathangers for garments, I had been wondering what to do with all my itty bitty scraps, so the thought of making my own took hold. I duly got the materials in thinking that I could make some for gifting.
Now seemed a good a time as any to have a go so I followed this tutorial from Matha Stuart.
One metre of wadding and 15 hangers cost £12.50 and there was enough wadding to make twelve. I have seen some tutes that use foam insulating pipe covers, I’m not sure whether they would work out cheaper but the finish would be more uniform. The ribbon was some that I had in already.
At around £1 per hanger, they are perhaps on a par with store bought, but, they’re not that shiny poly that I hate with a passion. I’m just happy that I could use stuff that otherwise would have been thrown away, and it stopped me going bonkers with boredom so, bonus.
I think it’s funny that I now have hangers that match my clothes. Far too much time on my hands obviously.
With a bit of luck I’ll be back at work next week.