by babash 26 Nov 2017

Steering Wheel Cover

This is used to cover steering wheel from hot Summer Sun when parked so when you get back in you don't burn your hands.
A couple of weeks ago I was having trouble with this design and asked for help in Community.
Well I got a lot of help from Cuties and one in particular who gave me a list of things to remember to do. Some hints I had never heard of before but so simple to do. Well I followed the list and checked it twice and am thrilled with the result. Have it up on the wall and will refer to it all the time now.
Thanks to all who offered advice some things I would never have thought could affect the outcome of a stitch out.
The photo makes it look out of shape as I just have it over a chair back not a round car steering wheel.
Took me a while to get it done but worth the trouble I think.
Picture 1 Front
Picture 2 Back

Please excuse the mess in the background having some work done in sewing room so everything is packed up.
Thanks for looking.

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by Sewmum1 28 Nov 2017

Great work. Glad you persevered and it all worked out. Love the cover and i really need to make some of these. Might make for some great Christmas gifts.
Funny how sometimes the smallest things can cause big headaches. One that happens to me frequently is my thread getting caught up creating tension issues.

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by toogie 27 Nov 2017

If this is for yourself it's something to be proud of and if its for a gift they will LOVE it! I love how you created the scene with the fabrics. A+ job!!!

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by pennyhal2 27 Nov 2017

What a fabulous project! I see you mastered all the issues from the first stitchout. The outlines are perfect and I'm glad to see that the green guy is still with us! Good for you! Was there any one hint that made the difference for you?

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by liliana1 27 Nov 2017

WOW! GREAT

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by sonjapotgieter 27 Nov 2017

Fantastic work..Love it Stunning!!

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babash by babash 27 Nov 2017

Thank you

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by lbrow 27 Nov 2017

A marvelous job!! Love it!/Lillian

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babash by babash 27 Nov 2017

Thank you

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by graceandham 27 Nov 2017

Outstanding work. That's a lot of stitches. So much more attractive than what I did when living in Texas - towel over the steering wheel, tower over the baby's car seat.

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babash by babash 27 Nov 2017

Thank you. Yes have done the Towel trick before myself.

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by pennifold 27 Nov 2017

Great job and us Aussies all need one of these. Love Chris

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meganne by meganne 27 Nov 2017

I have a nice one ;-)

babash by babash 27 Nov 2017

Thank you

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by killiecrankie 27 Nov 2017

Just perfect now.Looking forward to reading the hints because I have had the same type of thing happen to me at times.
I miss the fan venitian blinds that I had on the dashboard in the 80's to keep the sun out of the car.So quick to put up or down , not like the fiddly sun shades that are available now

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babash by babash 27 Nov 2017

Thank you. I will try to post them soon have a visitor arriving today for a week.

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by meganne 26 Nov 2017

Well done GF!!!
The finished project looks fantastic. I never would have thought of a steering wheel cover. It is a unique gift.
You clever girl, you. 😅😄

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babash by babash 27 Nov 2017

Thank you. I have one and use it a lot.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 26 Nov 2017

Well done. Nothing wrong with the green guy now.

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babash by babash 27 Nov 2017

Thank you. Yes he looks good now.

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by sandralane 26 Nov 2017

Fabric is just perfect, great job. Very practical. Sandra.

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babash by babash 26 Nov 2017

Thank you. I combined 3 prints and hardly used much at all.

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by lilylady 26 Nov 2017

Sew nice, great use of that design.

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babash by babash 26 Nov 2017

Thank you. It is for a mature man so wanted something a bit classy.

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by Leaha 26 Nov 2017

This turned out beautifully, such a clever idea. Love the fabrics also.

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babash by babash 26 Nov 2017

Thank you

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by aussiequilter 26 Nov 2017

wow its fantastic, just what we need here in Forbes

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babash by babash 26 Nov 2017

I think everyone could do with one.

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by asterixsew Moderator 26 Nov 2017

Hot summer sun, now that was something missing in the UK this year. seriously great work, now enjoy using it

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babash by babash 26 Nov 2017

Believe me you know about it here if car is facing sun even for a short time and Summer is still to come for us.

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by dragonflyer 26 Nov 2017

Fabulous...love the fabrics you have used...

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babash by babash 26 Nov 2017

Thank you. I bought them a long time ago and thought why not make a picture.

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by noah 26 Nov 2017

Woiwwwww excellent maybe you could write it up the list for all of us??hAPPY FOR YOU HUGS

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Leaha by Leaha 26 Nov 2017

I agree I can use a copy of the list as I need all the help I can get. lol

babash by babash 26 Nov 2017

When I get a chance I will post the hints I was given that were so much help to me.

Leaha by Leaha 26 Nov 2017

Thank you most kindly babash

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