Ideas for storing shawls

Carla Remmink
by Carla Remmink
Does anyone have ideas for how I can store my shawls?
  10 answers
  • Cheryl Cheryl on Jan 11, 2016
    Lay them out flat on your bed or table. Lay white or natural tissue paper on top and gently fold 1/3 from one end over the tissue toward the center section of the shawl. Lay another piece of tissue on top of the folded section, and lay the remaining section over that. You should have 3 layers of shawl and 3 pieces of tissue between the layers. Fold as needed to lay nicely in a shallow container of sorts for storage. One that zips all around or has a lid that can be kept under the bed or on a top shelf in a closet will keep them nice and handy.
  • Leslie Leslie on Jan 11, 2016
    Carla you do not say if you use these shawls all the time and also if they are fabric, or yarn. I am thinking you may use them all the time. If so and they are a light fabric like a scarf, you can purchase a pant hanger that you can hang on the inside of your closet door if you do not have a large closet and they come with swing arms that you can lock shut. Bed and Bath sells them for about $7 each. You can also Google pant hanger and see who else sells them either online or retail. Cheryls idea is a good one also.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 11, 2016
    They sell special hangars for shawls and scarfs.
  • Pam Walker Pam Walker on Jan 11, 2016
    Maybe these ideas will help. :)
  • Liliana Wells Liliana Wells on Jan 11, 2016
    I store my scarves like this. Shawls may be stored the same way to maximize your space.
  • Linda Fergurson Linda Fergurson on Jan 11, 2016
    I have folded mine over a heavy plastic hanger, inside a zipped clear garment bag or recycled cleaning plastic.
  • Robinson Robinson on Jan 11, 2016
    Hang them from hangers made for slacks. The hangers have two clips, so you can hang two shawls or scarves per hanger
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Jan 12, 2016
    I would fold the shawls and drape them over a padded hanger. I'd be hesitant to hang them from a hook or by clips just because I don't care for the look when the fabric gets pinched. If you want to display them you could also try a vintage ladder (sanded to avoid snagging) or a quilt rack.
  • Snapoutofit Snapoutofit on Jan 12, 2016
    For seasonal storing, think Space Saver Vacuum Seal Storage Bags
  • Sue Kiene Sue Kiene on May 14, 2016
    Dependent on what they are made of of course and how heavy, how about thru shower curtain rings over the long side of a hanger. I think also it might work well to attach a bag below so that you could tuck what is hanging down into it. As long as it is not made of something that will wrinkle (most shawls are not), it will also keep them from getting against something they should not be.