I haven’t done a lot of sewing because my sewing room is so stifling hot in the summer. I had two projects, though, that just wouldn’t leave my brain until I had made them into a reality. I felt better once they were done.
Project #1 – Steering Wheel Cover
My car’s steering wheel is black with a leather-like cover that gets VERY hot in the sun. I have very delicate hands, so I was tired of almost burning my fingerprints off every day after work. I took some cotton fabric out of my mom’s stash and made this:
It doesn’t look like much, does it? I used a pattern that I had for a grime guard for Qsnaps (my cross stitch hoop). I measured my steering wheel, cut the fabric, sewed it up and added the elastic. This is how it ended up:
Not bad! I could have purchased something, I guess, but I couldn’t find anything that I really liked. I loved this fabric, though.
Jay was a bit surprised because he thought it was too ‘loud’ for me. I offered to make one for him, but he declined. If I were to make this again I might try adding something on the inside to actually grip the steering wheel. Sometimes when you turn the cover slips and causes your turn to be a bit jerky. Other than that, it really does the trick!
Project #2 – Crochet Tote Bag
Using the pattern that I have for the car trash bag holders I made myself a nice little tote bag:
Why did I need a tote bag this size? Because it perfectly holds my ongoing For Me crochet project:
I will reveal that in another post. In the meantime this bag works perfectly to keep everything together and the cats out of it. I can’t even imagine the mess that would be created if they discovered what was hidden inside!