Fabric Covered Hanger Tutorial + BST Group Love
I’m in deep with the BST groups on Facebook. I feel like every day I find a new one to join. If you’re not familiar with BST groups which stand for Buy Sell Trade, let me fill you in. Basically, if you find a small shop you like and it’s somewhat popular you should be able to go on Facebook and find a BST group. The BST group is where fans of the brand resell items, offer up trades, just general chit chat, and share pics of kiddos in the brand. But even if there isn’t a group devoted to that brand there are other BST groups devoted to handmade, Instagram shops, or Etsy shops. It’s really never-ending. There are even BST groups devoted to brands like Cat & Jack from Target.
These groups make reselling clothes that you’ve kept in decent condition a cinch. That’s not to say they sell in a cinch. I’m pretty sure there are better times to sell than others, but if it’s a good piece it should sell. It can get especially crazy for those popular brands, or hard to find items because each group has their own rules about buying and selling and you have to be careful to follow, otherwise people can, and do get a little salty over the transaction. It’s not all Buy Buy and Sell Sell though. There are some groups that have an amazing mom community. They are always trying to help each other out either with buying items or just with mom life in general. It’s safe to say that some of the BST groups I belong to have such a fun community that I visit them almost daily.
I TRY to sell pretty frequently especially when it’s a popular brand that people love but maybe not a piece that I love (I also buy pretty frequently too ha). But I tend to get a little fancy about it and I know I’m not alone in that sentiment. I like to use my “good camera”(my DSLR) and take a picture of it hanging on a hanger or laying on my fluffy white rug. But you know what? My hanger wasn’t fancy enough for me! I wanted a prettier hanger and I wasn’t ready to splurge on one of those glitter ones (even though they are soo pretty). Maybe I will eventually, or maybe I will DIY my own (they are so pretty!). But for now, I have my DIY Fabric Hanger which I’ve done a quick little tutorial for down below.
Hot Glue Gun | Fabric Scissors | Childrens’ Sized Hanger | Fabric strips(I just ripped down the edge of a yard they are about an inch wide but you could really use any scrap strips you have)
Make it Happen
*Read the entire fabric covered hanger tutorial first so you can see how it plays out, and what you’re aiming for while wrapping.
Hot glue an end of the fabric to the hanger then just start wrapping your fabric strip around. Hot glue a dot on the hanger every once in a while to keep it in place while you continue to wrap.
When you get to the curve of the hanger finish the end by leaving a bit of overhang so you can hot glue it back to make one side of the hanger the “good side”. But honestly, especially with a patterned fabric like this, you can’t tell which side is which. But to keep it uniform when you do the other hanger ends pick a front and back.
My hanger has these four raw edges yours may only have two, or none. So if it’s none then you’re done.Yay! quick little project ✔ If there’s two or four then follow the next step below.
While you’re wrapping you can skip over the ends, or you can stop and finish each one while you’re there. I chose to wrap the whole thing skipping the little ends as you can see above, then finishing with tiny scraps at the end. I cut a small skinny strip and repeated exactly what I did at the hook edge being careful to not burn yourself seeing as it’s a small piece to be gluing, but where’s the fun in DIY if you don’t get burnt by hot glue every once in a while. Am I right!?
You just made a plastic hanger a little prettier (oh, you fancy huh?). So now, get out there and BST your heart out!