Introduction: Optimising Hangers With Sugru
Wooden wishbone hangers are very nice but sometimes a little slippy for certain clothes, especially if your hangers are the varnished ones!
Using Sugru we can add some non-slip grip:
- to the crossbar of the hanger to stop folded trousers sliding off into the bottom of the wardrobe.
- to create end-stops on the shoulders of the hanger to prevent strappy tops / dresses from sliding off.
Step 1: Adding End Stops to the Shoulders of Wishbone Hangers
Sometimes strappy tops / dresses won't stay on a wishbone hanger without a little help.
I used Sugru straight from the packet but if exact colour matches are important in your project you can knead together 2 or more 'base' colours, there's even a handy colour-chart inside the retail packaging to help with this.
Divide the Sugru into 2 equi-sized pieces (one for each shoulder of the hanger).
Kneading by hand helps the Sugru soften up ready for moulding / forming.
Position your end stop on the hanger. Any shape you like!
Step 2: Adding Non-slip Grip to the Cross Bar of Wishbone Hangers
Use a knife to extract a small amount of Sugru from the packet.
Roll the Sugru on a clean flat work surface to create a little ball of Sugru.
Position the Sugru ball and press down to ensure adhesion.
Repeat until the crossbar has been covered with these little dots.