Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Barbecue Cover

Fast, Easy and Inexpensive
Today I made a cover for my Barbecue.
To protect it from the Harsh Winter 
I used a heavy thick strong plastic that I salvaged from 
 the covering of a new mattress when it was delivered from the store.
(I am recycling)
This strong plastic is also available at Hardware Store

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Step One
I started by measuring the BBQ across(front to back) and got 2ft.
Next I started at an end and measured the distance from the floor up and
over the top; down the other side and got 12 ft
.(I added approx. 4" on each side)

I measured the plastic on the floor and cut  a strip
 2 ft. wide and 12ft.. long
I cut 2 strips 6ft long
 and sewed them together
to make the 12ft. length

The top piece is cut

I left  about 4" longer at the bottom
on each side

Step Two
and I got 5ft. across and 3ft. down.
Cut 2 pieces 5ft by 3 1/2 ft. One for the Front and one for the Back. 
  I  cut the top corners round to make it easier to sew. 
I used a plate as a guide.
 I used a plate to circle the corner
Cut 2 top corners round
on the top of the back and front piece

Step Three
Start Sewing
I used an ordinary sewing machine.

I marked the CENTER of each piece with a felt marker, 
 (the long piece for across the top and the CENTER top of the pieces of the FRONT and BACK) 
Line up each piece together and started sewing. from the mark in the center.

I stitched 1/2 inch seam then doubled the seam over and top -stitched  to strength it.
It does get bulky and hard to handle at times.
(Top-stitching is optional)

all snug for the winter
If your BBQ is out in the wind, 
your could secure the plastic with bungee cords.
or sew Valcro around each leg.

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I hope this is helpful to anyone who wants to make one.

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