Pattern: calico cover for padded coat hangers for costumes
At APAC’s ‘Costume in Detail’ Study Day in 2015, Margaret Boulton, a volunteer from the V&A Theatre and Performance Department, demonstrated how to create an inexpensive and practical padded coat hanger for costumes, using polyester wadding and a calico cover.
The pattern for the calico cover can be downloaded via the link (pdf, 225KB). Print the pattern on A3-size paper. The sewing instructions are on the pattern.
In the photographs below, Margaret Boulton shows how to wrap the polyester wadding around the hanger before putting the calico cover over the top. (Photographs by Catriona Cannon, Royal Opera House.)