In this tutorial I will show you how to make an easy and good looking garment bag that can be custom fit to any garment.
Materials & Supplies
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Measurement 1: The width of a hanger. The average adult hanger has a width of 16". We need to add an additional 3" to the sides to make room for sleeves and the bulk of a garment. Seam allowance of 3/8" will be used. This brings our TOTAL WIDTH= 22 6/8"
Measurement 2: Length of garment. Length will vary depending on garment. In my example the crop top length is 13.5". I want to re-use the garment bag for regular length garments so I just doubled the length (13.5" x 2= 27"). It is important to add at least 3" of ease so garment hem is not exposed while in transit. Standard 3/8" seam allowance to be added at the top of bag and 1 3/8" to be added to hem to allow for a double fold finish.
Right sides facing, sew the top seam at 3/8" seam allowance. Leave a 4 1/2" opening in the center to allow for hanger to sit nice. Remember to back-stitch at all start and end point.
You may wish to add a button, zipper, snaps or ribbon ties to keep hem shut. I was in a hurry so I kept mine open.
Finished Garment Bag
Written & created by Sheila Wong