Two Small Sewing Projects

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

Steering Wheel Cover 2

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:

Steering Wheel Cover 1

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:

Steering Wheel Cover 3

Not bad! I could have purchased something, I guess, but I couldn’t find anything that I really liked. I loved this fabric, though.

Steering Wheel Cover 4

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:

Crochet Tote Bag

Why did I need a tote bag this size? Because it perfectly holds my ongoing For Me crochet project:

Crochet Tote Bag 2

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!

Crochet Tote Bag 8-1-18

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