How to Make a Steering Wheel Cover

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    Fur Steering Wheel Cover - Materials & Cutting Directions

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    15" Steering Wheel Cover. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This cover is for a standard 15" steering wheel.

    Materials Needed:

    • Plush Felt (Craft Fur) - One strip cut 5" wide by 42" long. Cut the 42" in the direction of the fur which has a bit of stretch or gives. Beware of any fur that has too much stretch. This project was tested with fur that a 2" piece stretched to 3" at the maximum. You may want to buy extra to make matching Fuzzy Dice
    • 2 pieces of 1/4" wide elastic cut 20 1/2" long
    • Sewing machine
    • Matching Thread...MORE (contrasting is used in the photos for visibility)


    Word Of Caution! Be sure there is a snug fit to this cover. Do not drive the vehicle with the coverslipping around the steering wheel!

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    Seam the Fur

    Seam the Fur
    Seam the Fur. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    With wrong sides together, using a 1/2" seam allowance, seam the 5" edge.
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    Tack the Elastic

    Tack the Elastic
    Tack the Elastic. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Measure in 1/4", over lap and tack the elastic at the seam.
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    Divide the Elastic and Fur

    Divide the Elastic and Fur
    Divide the Elastic and Fur. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Find the half way point of the fur and of the elastic and tack the elastic at the half way point on the fur, 1/4" in from the edge, the same way you did at the seam.
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    Enclose the Elastic

    Enclose the Elastic
    Enclose the Elastic. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Fold the fur over the elastic and zig zag the raw edge of the fur to the body of the cover, keeping the elastic in the casing, by stretching it as you sew and not catching the elastic in the zig zag stitches.
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    Repeat for the Other Side

    Repeat for the Other Side
    Repeat for the Other Side. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Repeat for the other side of the cover.