Garment Dust Cover

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It is tricky to name this project.  Basically it is a dust cover for your clothing.  This one is the shortest version and protects the shoulder area.Dust Cover  I made this one with contrast fabric and bias-tape so it would be easier to see.


1/2 yard fabric

1 packet double-fold bias tape

thread, sewing tools

clothes hanger  and paper to draw pattern

Using any paper large enough to trace at least 3/4 the width of the hanger and all the height plus enough to measure a minimum of 9″ from top to bottom.

Hanger Outline

solid line is hanger outline dotted outer line is 1 1/2″ from solid line and is the cutting line.

Lay the hanger on the paper and draw its outline.  The image shown is for half the hanger width.

Use a ruler or measuring and measuring 1 1/2″ from the outline, mark at intervals along the entire top.  For the bottom, measure from the top of the hanger down no less than 9″.

Join the dots for the cutting line.

Cut 2 for the main segments

Cut 1 strip, 2 1/2″ wide x the entire width of the fabric ( or 42″)

Cut the long strip in half, making 2 pieces 21″ long.

At one end of each strip, fold under 1″, then fold again 1″.

Sewing close to the edges, top-stitch a square on each fold.

Overlap the two folded ends about 1′ and secure by basting along each outer edge of the overlap.  This creates the opening for the “hanger”.

With wrong sides facing, match the center of the strip with the center of the front section.  Pin the strip to the front.

Open the bias tape and fold it over to encase the two cut edges.

Sew the bias tape using a medium/wide zig-zag stitch set close.

I used a stitch length of 2.5 and zig-zag width set to 4.5 on my machine.

Use a scrap fabric to test different adjustments on your sewing machine until you find the one that will work best for you.

Sew the bias tape along the entire top edge.

Repeat for the back segment.

Lastly, starting at the center of one of the sides, cover the entire lower edge with bias-tape ending by overlapping the last 1/2″ and back tack 2 or 3 stitches.

Press and your ready to start another one!


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