With my girls' ballet concert fast approaching I have been sewing costumes like crazy. Tonight I needed a break so I ran up this garment bag to carry the costumes to & from the concert. You don't need a pattern to make one of these at home, in fact all you need is a coat hanger.
You will need:
- a hanger
- tracing paper
- fabric [I used just over 1 metre of 150cm wide fabric but the amount depends on the length you want your garment bag to be]
- contrasting bias binding, either prepurchased [like I used] or make your own
- a long zip [the exact length isn't critical as it depends how long you want to make your bag
What I did:
I traced the hanger onto a piece of paper to get the angle correct, then extended the angled sides 4 inches & then drew a straight line down to my desired length, about 30 inches [you can make this whatever length you like]. Round the corners if desired [trace around a saucer for a consistent curve].
Cut out two pieces of fabric from pattern and split one in half lengthwise [this will be the front].
Insert zip using your preferred method.
Turn over a scant hem at the top of each piece where the hanger hook will poke out.
Pin the front & back pieces WRONG SIDES TOGETHER. Stitch a narrow seam around edge or just tack them together well.
Sew bias binding around outside edge.
You are done.