How to cover a coat hanger

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    Measuring and cutting the fabric

    Step 1: Fold the polyester wadding to double thickness, place your coat hanger on top and draw round it using the marker pen, adding 5mm all round. Cut out to give two pieces.

    Step 2: Sandwich the hanger between the wadding pieces and tack them together all round, pulling the stitches tight to gather the wadding into shape.

    Step 3: To make the cover, lay the padded hanger on a sheet of newspaper and draw around one half stopping at the hook. Add 3cm all round and cut out to make a paper pattern. The cover is made in two halves, joined together once in place.

    Step 4: Wrong sides facing, fold your fabric in half, pin the paper pattern on top and draw around it. Flip the pattern and repeat, matching any fabric pattern (see illustration). Cut out your four fabric pieces.

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