Thinking of a hiding places that others might not have thought of is definitely difficult.
This is what I came up with. This pocket style hanger is designed to fit over a average sized coat hanger and is easily hidden underneath clothes in the wardrobe.
Change of the pockets depending on what you want to stash. Mine will comfortably hold passports, money and phones.
Step 1: Materials
- Fabric Scissors
- 3 Zippers - approx. 18 cm
- Sewing Machine
- Zipper foot
- Coat Hanger
Step 2: Template
Piece A - 21cm x 50cm
Piece B - 21cm x 20cm
Piece C - 21cm x 10cm - x3
Zipper tabs - 4cm x 3cm - x6
Step 3: Cut Out the Pieces
Pin the templates onto the fabric and cut them out
In the end you should have:
- 1x piece A
- 1x piece B
- 3x piece C
- 6x zipper tabs
Step 4: Zippers
Fold over one short edge of each zipper tab, approx. 1 cm
Pin the folded edge onto the end of the zipper, as shown above
Sew onto a zipper using straight stitch
Repeat with remaining 6 tabs
Step 5: Zig Zag
Zig zag the edges of the pocket pieces:
On piece B zig zag one long side
On two pieces of C zig zag both long sides
On the third piece C only zig zag one side
Step 6: Iron
Fold the zig zag edges over 1 cm on each piece and iron
Step 7: Sew on the Zippers
To create the pockets place your pieces on to the zippers as follows:
Piece B, zipper, Piece C, zipper, Piece C, zipper, Piece C (as shown above)
Pin them in place
Using the zipper foot as a guide, sew along the edge of the zipper on both sides.
Trim the edges to neaten.
Step 8: Sew on the Velcro
Cut a strip of velcro to the length of your choice
Pin the loopy side to one end of piece A and sew it in place using straight stitch (as shown above)
Pin the soft side to the opposite end of piece A and sew it in place using straight stitch (as shown above)
Step 9: Sew It Together
Place the piece with the zips on top of piece A, making sure they are right sides together.
Sew around the edge, leaving a gap on one side
Step 10: Cut the Corners and Turn It Inside Out
Cut the corners of the fabric and turn it inside out through the gap
Step 11: Sew the Hole
Fold the edges of the gap in and pin in place
Sew along the edge to close it
Step 12: Sew the Pockets
To create the pockets stitch along the top of the two lower zippers (green and yellow zipper, red and green zipper)
Make sure that you reverse stitch at the beginning and end so that your pockets are secure.
Step 13: Iron
Iron your work.
Step 14: Hang
Use the velcro to secure your Hidden Hanger Pockets to a coat hanger.
Hang a piece of clothing over your Hidden Hanger Pockets.
Store your valuables out of site.
Step 16: Other Uses
As an extra bonus you can even turn this product into a bag by simply adding a strap
Third Prize in the
Hiding Places Contest 2017