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Burlesque-inspired hanging tidy for your unmentionables.
Store your bedroom and bathroom odds and ends in this pretty hanging bag.
These make super gifts, and also look great if you can get hold of children's hangers.

Posted by Lucky Threadneedle from Pudsey, England, United Kingdom • Published See Lucky Threadneedle's 2 projects »
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  • How to make a wall tidy storage unit. Hanging Corset Style Tidy Bag - Step 1
    Step 1

    Draw around the hanger you want to use, remembering to leave a seam allowance. You are only going to make half a corset shape.

  • How to make a wall tidy storage unit. Hanging Corset Style Tidy Bag - Step 2
    Step 2

    Simply use your judgement to draw a corset shape. A small waist is less useful for storage, but it's up to you.

  • How to make a wall tidy storage unit. Hanging Corset Style Tidy Bag - Step 3
    Step 3

    Make a copy of your back pattern and use it to make the front pattern. Having something like a plate to draw round helps get a nice curve for the top of the corset front. Level the curve out at the side a bit.

  • How to make a wall tidy storage unit. Hanging Corset Style Tidy Bag - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now you can cut out 1 front and 1 back from each of your outer and lining fabrics. This is the time to embellish the front with scraps of lace and trimmings. Have fun with this part.

  • How to make a wall tidy storage unit. Hanging Corset Style Tidy Bag - Step 5
    Step 5

    Add your trimming - here I used a bit of net curtain, but voile, lace, thin satin all work very well and cost a lot less than bought lace edging. Gather it and pin it on or pleat it on as I did. Sewing it on now makes the next bit easier, but you could just pin it and go on to the next step.

  • How to make a wall tidy storage unit. Hanging Corset Style Tidy Bag - Step 6
    Step 6

    Sew the front and back together, right sides facing. Take care not to catch the trimming into the side seams. When you turn it out, the edging is neatly attached.
    Sew the lining together in the same way, but leave a gap at the side. It needs to be big enough to get your hanger through later.

  • Step 7

    Now simply add trimming to the top front edge, just like at the bottom - best to stitch this on now.
    Put one bag inside the other, be sure you have right sides together and pin. Starting at the top, sew down the first shoulder, across the front, and up the second shoulder. Remember to leave a little gap for the hanger hook.

  • How to make a wall tidy storage unit. Hanging Corset Style Tidy Bag - Step 8
    Step 8

    It is easy to turn right side out through the gap in the lining. Put your hanger in there, wriggle it up to the top and prod the hook through the hole you left. Hand stitch the gap in the lining, add a bow or two and you're done.

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Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
This would definitely be very useful in organizing my closet! Maybe when I learn to use my sewing machine this will be made for it! Happy
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