How To Make A Steering Wheel Cover

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Have you ever grabbed the wheel on a hot summer day and it almost burns your hands? Or maybe in the winter it feels so freezing cold? That is when it is handy to have a wheel cover. We will show you step-by-step How To Make A Steering Wheel Cover in an easy-to-follow sewing tutorial. This is a fun and simple sewing tutorial that will show you how to make your own cute cover in about 20 minutes. I have looked at picking one of these up in-store, but I could never find one I felt was worth paying for. Then, I got the idea to make my own. I wish I had done it sooner. This steering wheel cover is easy to put on due to the elastic and is easy to wash if it gets dirty. You could make a few of these and give them away as gifts to friends and family. I am really thankful for these in the summer heat, plus it protects my steering wheel from getting faded by the sun. If you have been looking for a fun new sewing project idea, this is a great one to try out.

You’ll only need a few supplies for this tutorial. I just used some fabric I had leftover from a previous sewing project that I used, so if you have a long enough piece in your scrap stash it should work. Grab your supplies from the list below and lets get started! *Note You are responsible for ensuring the cover is safe and secure for driving your vehicle this is a tutorial on how to make your own.

How To Make A Steering Wheel Cover

What You’ll Need:

steering Wheel cover supplies

Almost everything you need to make this steering wheel cover is something you will have on hand if you have been sewing for a while. If not you can make a quick trip to your favorite fabric or sewing store to get what you need. I always have lots of extra fleece on hand for random projects.

DIY Steering Wheel Cover Sewing Tutorial

How To Make A Steering Wheel Cover

Start this how to make a steering wheel cover sewing tutorial by cutting the fleece. You want a piece that is 43 inches long by 4 and a half inches wide. The one thing to note when you are cutting is you don’t want the stretch of the fabric to be on the long cut. You want the 4.5-inch cut to be with the stretch of the fabric.

Line the two ends of the fabric up and clip or pin them together. If you are using fabric that has a print on one side, make sure you sew it with the print touching each other.

Sew the ends together using about 1/2 inch seam allowance. Be sure to do a backstitch at the start and finish.

Now on this steering wheel cover sewing tutorial, open and flatten that seam you just did. Then fold the edge of the fabric in on it by about half an inch. Clip it in place and work your way all the way around that side clipping the edge in place as you go. When you are done, do the same with the other side.

Sew those folds down. You want to sew it as close to the edge of the fabric as you can. Do a backstitch at the start and finish. Don’t sew it all the way around.

Leave about a 3/4 inch opening on each side so we can add the elastic. We are about halfway through this simple steering wheel cover sewing project!

Stick the safety pin through one end of the elastic. Then feed it through the opening in the fabric. Feed it all the way around until it comes back out where you started.

Remove the safety pin and tie the two ends together in a knot. You want to pull the knot as tight as you can to make it as small as you can or it will leave a lump when you put it on the wheel. 

Tuck the knot inside of the fabric and then sew the opening closed. Repeat the last three steps to do the other side.

finished steering wheel cover

And that’s it! Now you know how to make a steering wheel cover! Now you have a cute way to protect your steering wheel from heat and cold. No more burning your hands in summer!

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How To Make A Steering Wheel Cover

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Protect your hands from extreme temperatures with this easy sew steering wheel cover!

Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $10.00

Instructions

  1. Start by cutting the fleece. You want a piece that is 43 inches long by 4 and a half inches wide. The one thing to note when you are cutting is you don't want the stretch of the fabric to be on the long cut. You want the 4.5-inch cut to be with the stretch of the fabric.
  2. Line the two ends of the fabric up and clip or pin them together. If you are using fabric that has a print on one side, make sure you sew it with the print touching each other.
  3. Sew the ends together using about 1/2 inch seam allowance. Be sure to do a backstitch at the start and finish.
  4. Now open/flatten that seam you just did. Then fold the edge of the fabric in on it by about half an inch. Clip it in place and work your way all the way around that side clipping the edge in place as you go. When you are done, do the same with the other side.
  5. Sew those folds down. You want to sew it as close to the edge of the fabric as you can. Do a backstitch at the start and finish. Don't sew it all the way around. Leave about a 3/4 inch opening on each side so we can add the elastic. 
  6. Stick the safety pin through one end of the elastic. Then feed it through the opening in the fabric. Feed it all the way around until it comes back out where you started.
  7. Remove the safety pin and tie the two ends together in a knot. You want to pull the knot as tight as you can to make it as small as you can or it will leave a lump when you put it on the wheel. 
  8. Tuck the knot inside of the fabric and then sew the opening closed.
  9. Repeat steps 6-8 to do the other side.
  10. Enjoy your steering wheel cover!

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