Hand-sewing is therapy, I love it, next to crochet. I am making dresses. Here's one dress in progress, using inexpensive fabric called "printed geena silk." I have been thinking of getting a sewing machine, but I don't really want it. I enjoy sewing by hand. Do you love hand-sewing too?
I have plastic hangers that aren't very pretty. So I wrap them in scrap fabric. I cut the fabric into strips of about 1cm wide, then I wrap it around the hanger with slip knots. The loose ends are sewn in place.