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Topic: Hanging corset tidy bag thingy now with added tutorial.  (Read 6122 times)
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« on: March 22, 2013 12:26:51 PM »

Not sure if this belongs here...
It is for storing odds and ends in a pretty way. I have one for my hairdryer and one for tights and socks.
I took photos while making, so could do a tutorial if anyone is interested.  Shocked
The fabric is an old chair cover and leftover coat lining, with odds and ends of lace and ribbon.
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2013 01:05:03 PM »

Lovely and creative tidybag!  The fabric you chose has an artistic flair, as do you.

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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2013 05:46:13 PM »

Ooooh I love this! Please upload the photos!!
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2013 04:46:48 PM »

Here goes with the tutorial...
Draw around the hanger you want to use, remembering to leave a seam allowance. You are only going to make half a corset shape.

Then use your judgement to draw a corset shape. A tiny waist is less useful for storage, but it's your call.

Something to draw round helps to make a good shape for the top.

Level it out at the side like this.

Cut out (on the fold, obviously) 1 front and 1 back in outer fabric and lining. This is the best time to embellish the front. Have fun with this!

Now add the frill to the bottom curve as shown. I sew it on so there are no pins to deal with at the next stage. This is a bit of net curtain - but lace, net or voile all work really well and cost a lot less than lace edging. Sorry the picture is upside down!

Now you can sew the front and back together, making sure you do not catch the edging into the side seams. When you turn it out you will have this.

Sew the lining together, but leave a gap of about 4 inches open at the side. You will need to be able to get your hanger through this gap later so be generous with it.
Now add trimming to the top outer front just as you did with the bottom. Easy so far, right?
Here's the bit I forgot to photograph. Guess I was just so excited at being nearly finished.
You now put the lining bag and outer bag one inside the other with right sides together. Start at the top - leave a little gap for the hanger hook - and sew down the first shoulder, across the front, and up the second shoulder. Just like the bottom, be careful not to catch the trimming into the side seams. It is easy to turn it the right side out now because you left a big gap in the lining. You did, didn't you?
All you have to do now is put your hanger through the gap in the lining - work it up to the top so you can prod the hook through the hole you left at the top -and hand stitch it closed.
Add a bow or two - and you're finished.
These make super gifts, and also look great if you can get hold of children's hangers.
By the way, if you want to use it for something heavyish (I keep my hairdryer in one) you may find you need to stitch the front and back together at the centre to make it into two sturdy pockets.
If you have any questions please ask.
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2013 03:29:06 PM »

thanks a lot! I' ll try it soon, it's very pretty and a good way to destash some scraps!
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2013 06:01:16 AM »

What an awesome project! Thank you tons for the tutorial!
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2013 04:48:09 AM »

Very clever and very pretty!

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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2013 08:32:48 PM »

I think I'm going to make some of these for xmas presents this year! I just held up a fabric quarter to my regular sized hangers and I'm hoping I can find some smaller ones around here.

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