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Dust Jackets

Martha Stewart Living, January 2009

Twenty-inch cloth napkins (or same-size squares of fabric) become protective covers for coats and vests that don't need to be stored in garment bags. Each is pierced in the center and reinforced with a grommet to slide over a hanger.

Comments (14)

  • facarman 11 May, 2010

    I run a velcro strip along the wall in my closet and a corresponding strip on a piece of fabric the length of the clothes rod. It covers all the clothes at the same time. You may use any kind or pattern of fabic to perk up your closet. I have no little children in my home so I use the clear plastic from the cleaners.

  • inafriesen 11 May, 2010

    Use a shirt to cover your jewellry bag and hang it in the closet. Thieves don't usually take the time to check for valuables there.

  • MsFMG 25 Mar, 2009

    I have always saved old, but good pillowcases! At last, I know what to do with them. I'll sew a large button [filtered word] in the middle of the end side and....voila! In fact, if I cut one in half, and sew up one side, leaving a small gap in the middle, I'll have two! Tra La!

  • lburt 25 Mar, 2009

    You can also use old large clean shirts to put over garments, buttoning them to create a half garment bag. This allows the garment to breathe and protects them from light more than the napkin idea. I use large cotton or cotton mix men,s shirts that I buy at the Salvation Army or thrift shops for very little money. Or if you could recycle old worn out business shirts that are lost there looks for wearing to the office. Just throw them in the wash to freshen them up.

  • evg23 22 Mar, 2009

    You can also use pillow cases that you are no longer using for your bed. Just cut a [filtered word] in the short side and slip it over your hanger.

  • evg23 22 Mar, 2009

    Another idea is to use pillow cases that you are no longer using for your beds. Just cut a [filtered word] in the short side and slip it over the hanger.

  • NDW 20 Mar, 2009

    Brilliant. One of those ideas that make you think. "Why didn't I think of that?". So why didn't I?!?!

  • lbuser 19 Mar, 2009

    You could also use men's handkerchiefs. You can buy them in bulk and either use a grommet or sew in a button [filtered word]. Handkerchiefs don't have as much body as napkins but you can often get them a similar size.

  • lbuser 19 Mar, 2009

    You could also use men's handkerchiefs. You can buy them in bulk and either use a grommet or sew in a button [filtered word]. Handkerchiefs don't have as much body as napkins but you can often get them a similar size.

  • lbuser 19 Mar, 2009

    You could also use men's handkerchiefs. You can buy them in bulk and either use a grommet or sew in a button [filtered word]. Handkerchiefs don't have as much body as napkins but you can often get them a similar size.

  • Sandee 19 Mar, 2009

    I did this using the tissue paper you can get at walgreens, it kind of has a slick coated backing and works great

  • OctoberTerry 19 Mar, 2009

    Great idea. I have some closets that don't have doors.

  • djpard 19 Mar, 2009

    I have always turned my jackets and blouses inside-out when hanging in the closet just so I don't get the hangar marks on the shoulders. What a good Idea for a little added "security".

    Donna

  • pioneer588 19 Mar, 2009

    What a great idea! I'm always disappointed to pull out my winter coat to find dusty shoulders. Not any more!