Macramé Covered Clothes Hanger

Almost two weeks ago my friend Jabulani tweeted a photo of a covered hanger project she was working on. I tweeted a photo of a macramé covered hanger I had made a few years ago. As there was interest in how to do mine and as I could find no instructions online to direct folks to, I decided to try to do a show-and-tell.

The supplies you will need are a wire coat hanger, twine, two rubber bands, tape, and fabric glue. Cut approximately 6-7 yards of twine twice. [I used 10 yds and had just under 5 left on each.] To make them easier to handle and to avoid tangling, coil and secure with a rubber band.

Now that all your supplies are gathered, let’s begin.

Tape the loose ends of each twine coil to the end of the hanger hook. The ends of the twine should point towards the upsweep of the hook and will be covered with the knots. Begin tying your square knots. Note that one twine length always goes behind the wire and one in front.

This photo is meant only to show you how the knots will cover the taped ends.
In these next two photos I hope to show you how the square knot is formed, but you may find the instructions here helpful.

The “pink” cord on the left is brought over the front of the wire. The “green” cord on the right is then brought over the “pink” cord, taken behind the wire and then come up and over the “pink” cord.

The “pink” cord is now on the right.  It is brought over the front of the wire and under the “green” cord.  The “green” cord then wraps behind the wire and up over the “pink” cord.

Those two steps are repeated until the entire wire is covered.  When you first come to the juncture of the hook and hanger body continue along either limb.  You will eventually come back to that juncture which is where you end.

When you have finished covering the entire wire with square knots, cut your twine.  Snug the twine into the juncture and using the fabric glue secure it here.  Cut off the extra twine.

You now have a nicely covered wire hanger.


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2 Responses to Macramé Covered Clothes Hanger

  1. becky says:

    My Grandma taught me how to make these years ago. We always doubled up the hangers to make them stronger. They last longer this way. We used rug yarn and contrasting colors. The other thing we did differently was that we tied I think 3 knots of each color before switching to the other side.

    To finish off the hanger we made a pom pom and tied it to the juncture below the hook part where the hanger splits off.

    you can also make these with plastic hangers are are especially cute for kids hangers. I made a bunch of them using fuzzy angora type yarn with the pom pons in pink and white and other pastel colors for my daughter’s pretty dresses when she was younger.

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