Laced Hangers Using Macrame




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Essentially you will be covering a hanger in half square knots using fabric.

These hangers are the perfect solution for those articles of clothing that are determined to slip off a hanger no matter what you try.

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Step 1: Materials Needed

1 heavy duty wire hanger

needle and thread of coordinating color as fabric

no-fray stretchy nylon-like fabric cut into 2 strips 2 inchs wide of 4.5 yards length, or one strip 9 yards long. Sew several strips together to reach the length if necessary.

Step 2: Measure and Cut Material

Gathering your material with a small rubber band, like in the image below, is helpful when lacing your hangers so that the excess lace does not get in your way or get tangled.

Step 3: Sew Two Colors Together

Sew the two colors right sides together by hand with needle and thread.

Step 4: Begin Lacing/Knotting Your Hanger

Hold the hanger facing away from you between your knees with the hook side up.

Step 5: Tie First Knot

Tie your half square knot onto the end of the hook like so.

Step 6: 1. Over...

Step 7: 2. Under...

Step 8: 3. Around and Through

With each knot be careful to always tie it around the hanger.

Step 9: Tips

Lacing around the bends can be tricky. Pay attention to your knots and be careful.

Step 10: Another Tip

Always make sure your lace is untwisted and not twisted around the hanger wrong before starting a new knot.


Step 11: Continue Knotting/lacing to the End

The spiral effect happens naturally and by no extra effort of your own.

Step 12: End With a Bow

You can sew through the bow if desired to secure it in place and to keep it from coming untied.

Step 13: Finished Hanger



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    6 Discussions


    4 years ago

    Can't wait to make some getting all the stuff today ty for the great step by step instructions so easy to follow. I am excited to see what else I can find to make. Happy crafting everyone.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    These are very pretty. My Grandmother used to be into knitting and crocheting. When we got bored one visit, she handed me and my brother each two wire hangers (used two put together), let us pick our two favorite colors of yarn, and tied both to the hanger. She then showed us how to take the first yarn pull it in a loop to the left over the wire and then with our right hand, put the ball of yarn under the wire and up through the loop we made and pull it tight. We then switched to the other color and did the same. We alternated until it was covered up. I like yours because of the nicer knot pattern. I still have the ones I made (gads almost 50 years ago), as they looked really nice for kid-made, though they don't hold a candle to the really fancy crocheted ones she gave me later on. Now you have me thinking i may have to try yours.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    As zleak mentioned, my grandmother taught us to do a 4-strand braid with rug yarn over wire hangers (probably 45 years ago!) and I still have dozens of them in my closet.  But this is the same idea, updated!  And using fabric, not yarn!  I have fabric - yards and yards of fabric - that needs something to do!  Thank you, very much.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Perfect, I hate when my clothes slip off the hanger!

    Doctor What

    9 years ago on Introduction

     Very pretty!  I think I'll go with black and red, and omit the bow.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Wow that turned out nice.  We used to do something a little similar with yarn but it was just a knot repeated over and over on a wire clothes hanger.  It gave them some color and clothes didn't slip off of them... but you have really stepped it up from that!