Clothes Rack for American Girl Dolls Using PVC Pipes
I’ve been wanting a rack for hanging the clothes I sew for my daughter’s American Girl Dolls. However, I find the wardrobe rack being sold online expensive and most of them are short. So I thought I would just make one. It was actually my husband’s idea to use PVC pipes and I love it. It is very easy and cheap to make;a 10 feet PVC pipe costs less than $2.00 and the joints are less than $.50 cents each. I made two of these, one for my daughter and one for me.
Photo above is the clothes rack in my daughter’s doll house. This is the product of the tutorial I posted here.
Photo above is the longer version of the clothes rack in my sewing room. It is 3 feet long. I love that the clothes are nicely hanged and it looks like I have a little boutique (so cute). If you are an etsy seller, this is a fun way for you to display all your beautiful creations :).
So here is the tutorial, mostly pictures and they are self-explanatory.
I bought the PVC pipes from Lowes. For cutting the pipes, I use a PVC cutter and it only costs $10 if you want to buy it. You can try asking the workers in Lowes, they might be nice enough to cut it for you if you don’t want to buy the cutter.
Cut your pipes according to the following measurements. For the joints, make sure you buy the slip kind. Also, please note that all pipes and joints are 1/2 inch in diameter.
Pipe A: 20 inches (this is how long the rack will be, you can lengthen or shorten it)
Pipe B: 15 inches (this is how tall the rack will be plus a few inches more when the joints are attached)
Pipe C: 5 inches (this will be the support for the base)
Joint A – you need 2 pieces (they are called 90 deg, side outlet elbow, 3 way)
Joint B - you need 2 pieces (they are called 90 deg, side outlet elbow)
For the hangers, I bought them from Amazon. This is the link Doll Hangers Set of 10 Plastic Hangers, Fits 18 Inch American Girl Dolls Clothes