Keep your hands cool after your car has sat in the hot sun- This steering wheel cover stitches up in a jiffy!
This project uses cotton fabrics and Insul Brite batting. It is designed for a steering wheel with a diameter that is less than 17 inches (on average a steering wheel is 15 to 16 inches in diameter).
1 yard of fabric or 3 fat quarters.
*if you want a contrast flap, use ½ of a fabric for the focal fabric and a fat quarter or ½ yard of contrast.
½ yard of Insul Brite batting or fleece
Cut three 18 inch circles of fabric. If using a contrast, cut 2 (one for outside fabric, one for inside fabric) and cut 1 of focal fabric.
Cut 1 18 inch square of batting.
Label pieces as follows:
C- Half circle
Iron piece “C” into a ½ circle
Mark the center of “C” and measure 3 inches from the center on each side. In photo, the opening is marked between two yellow pins- this part is to remain unsewn until the last step. Sew the half circle to the batting and “A” using a 1/2 inch seam allowance and don’t sew at the top (as shown).
Lay “B” on top of A/C unit, right side facing A/C, pin in place. Sew around, using a ½ inch seam allowance, but do not stitch between the marks at top of A/C.
Make a ½ inch snip through all layers at marks (start and stop points). Trim seams and reduce bulk of seams.
Turn right sides out with “C” against “A”, turn seams out and sew remaining seam. When sewing this seam, make sure to keep with the curve. Flip “C” over to “B” side and you’re done!