How to Make a Chain Hanging Loop

This gorgeous, ready-to-wear inspired tutorial comes from Sophia Sews – how to add a chain hanging loop to your coat project! If you haven’t added the fabric loop to your Minoru jacket yet, this is a fantastic idea to try!

I love this detail. It’s brilliant for heavy coating fabrics, where a fabric loop would be too bulky. Plus, it looks expensive and high-quality. Imagine the surprised looks on people’s faces when you tell them you made it! I’m betting it will be strong and durable too. You could always replace the chain later on if you felt like it, because the grosgrain ribbon loops are sewn securely into the seam allowance.

Click here to read Sophia’s tutorial.  Thanks to Sophia for sharing how you made your chain hanging loop! It’s a beautiful touch. I’d love to try this on a coat project in the future!

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5 Responses to How to Make a Chain Hanging Loop

  1. Kris February 15, 2012 at 8:22 am #

    I came across Sophia’s blog recently while looking for inspiration on how to make my own jacket. She’s got a great post on making front pockets as well that I think I’ll use.

  2. Sophia February 15, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    Well, what a nice thing to read after emerging from an all day flu-induced sleep. :)

  3. Martha February 27, 2013 at 7:25 am #

    Just tried to access Sophia’s blog and it seems to be gone…

    • Tasia February 27, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

      Oh no! This post is a year old, so she may have stopped blogging by now. You can see what she did in the photo here, to give you a general idea, but the instructions are no longer posted unfortunately.


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