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No-Slip Hangers

Martha Stewart Living, March 2006

Keep your most delicate dresses from falling to the floor with felt-topped wooden hangers. Photocopy the template at 200 percent, then cut it out. Trace template onto felt with tailor's chalk, and cut out; repeat. Adhere felt with craft glue, wide ends out, to both sides of a wooden hanger.

Comments (8)

  • 14 Jun, 2014

    That's a good idea to keep clothes from slipping but seems like a lot of work especially since there are ready made ones that just stick on without having to cut the fabric and glue them on. I found these (http://www.onlyhangers.com/Prod-31-1-489-6/self-stick-velvet-hanger-strips.htm) that are already cut to size and come with the adhesive so they just stick on. Call me lazy but this saves me a lot of time!

  • 26 Feb, 2014

    rubber bands work great too....cheap , easy, you probably already have some, and you can even used colored ones to match your hangers

  • 20 Apr, 2013

    I do this for dresses with slippery shoulder, or hanging knitwear. However, for spaghetti straps and other thin shoulders there's no point wasting the wardrobe space with the width of the wooden hanger. I take a wire hanger and wrap a rubber/elastic band a few times around each end about 2 inches in from the end. The straps stop there. If you wanted to make it prettier you could use ribbons wrapped a few times and use the knot of a pretty bow as the strap stop.

  • 21 Jun, 2012

    I've been looking for a good and easy way to prevent slippage on hangers, I don't mind if people do or don' t like Martha. But, I would have liked to hear the other ways the writer knew of, to keep clothes from sliding off hangers. If anyone else has any ideas, I'd love to hear them.

    I have a more important suggestion. The font is both tiny and also very light. making it very hard for anybut people with excellent sight to read,. PLEASE ,make it darker, or BIGGER!! NOT HELPFUL!!! THANKS

  • 10 Jan, 2012

    Amen @ojolie! Couldn't have said it better.... I mean, this is just Martha's take on this. I haven't seen it before, so I'm glad she featured it. I will definitely be carrying this out very soon.

    And really, for those people who seem to despise Martha so much, what are you doing on her email list or checking her website?

  • 9 Jan, 2012

    Not everyone has used these item for organizing in the bedroom and I had never thought of nor heard of felt pads on the shouder portion of a wooden hanger. So thanks Martha, for this idea that I will put into practice this week. I'm a sewer and always looking for practical application for organinzing my home and thanks for the e-mails with such clever & practical ideas for organizing, sewing & crafts.

  • 8 Jan, 2012

    I don't think the MSL staff offered this project as a premiere showing. That would be like saying chocolate-chip cookies were their own idea. The tips, crafts and recipes shared here are reminders for some of us and are new to many more. Our experiences with what we choose to try will either prove timeless or pointless for our own personal applications. In doing so, we transcend the hype of Martha's ego. As to the original, Eve, thanks be to her that we know of apple pie.

  • 8 Jan, 2012

    And again, Martha Stewart takes credit for something people have been doing for years. It is a good idea, though there are easier and better versions, but I have been making slip proof hangars for years,