I've been meaning to make one of these for a while to organise the large collection of caps we have:
Years ago, someone gave us a rather nifty cap hanger, but over the years, the velcro has lost it's grip and the hanger itself has lost it's shape.
So I decided to make a new one:
You can see the old one in this picture - made from green and yellow felt.
I chose to use some firm upholstery fabric, with buckram (the white in the picture) to stiffen it.
I had some plain black stitch in velcro too.
First cut your materials:
You will need:
2 strips of main fabric 10 x 118cm (4 x 46.5")
1 strip buckram (optional) 10 x 118cm (4 x 46.5")
10 strips main fabric 5 x 16cm (2 x 6.25")
5 pieces stitch in velcro 2.5cm (1")
Piece cord for hanging loop, 14cm (5.5")
Now you need to stitch your velcro pieces to the small strips.
Stitch them onto half of the small strips like this:
Stitch around each piece of velcro twice for added strength!
Now take the remaining 5 strips of fabric the same size. Put them right sides together on top of the pieces with the velcro on, and stitch around all four sides, leaving a small gap to turn out when you're done.
Clip the corners and turn right sides out, pushing the corners out using scissors:
Then fold the edges in at the gap, and top-stitch all the way around.
So now you will have 5 pieces like this:
Now you need to place and stitch these to one of your main fabric strips.
Place them evenly along the strip and pin at the top of each one.
Also pin your loop of cord to the top of the strip.
Then stitch around the top velcro piece on each smaller strip to attach like this:
Now all you need to do to finish is attach the two long strips together, right sides together. If you're adding buckram or interfacing to stiffen, lay this under these two pieces.
Pin and stitch around all four edges, leaving a gap in the middle to turn out.
NOTE: if you add buckram or interfacing, it will be stiff to turn out, so leave a good sized gap - I left about a 40cm (15.75") gap.
Once you've stitched and turned right sides out, top stitch all the way round:
Then find a place to hang it up...
And add your caps.
I put two or three on each loop:
A great way to store those caps!
Wouldn't you like one?
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