Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Homemade 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

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)

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.

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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