I drive a 1993 Jeep Cherokee. I couldn’t imagine ever owning another car. Ralph is perfect. The right color, size, comfort, everything. He’s getting up there and beginning to show his age a bit. One area that it seems to be most apparent is the steering wheel. Over the years a black sticky goop has grown onto the back side of it. I know, super gross. The other day I was in my studio and noticed a lovely green sweatshirt arm hanging out on my table. It hit me. That had to turn into my new steering wheel cover! And so the adventure began.
How to Reuse a Sweatshirt to make a Steering Wheel Cover:
1. Measure the circumference and the thickness of your steering wheel to make sure the sweatshirt arm will be long and wide enough to cover half of the wheel. You will be cutting the fabric in half lengthwise and making the cover from two pieces.
2. Cut your sweatshirt arm open along the seam. Cut the sweatshirt arm in half lengthwise.
3. Cut each piece into a rectangle.
4. Take one piece and cut holes across from each other at each end of the fabric. Cut the hole about 1/2 inch from the side of the fabric and separate each hole by 2 inches.
5. Place the top half of your cover on to the steering wheel and use yarn to tie the first hole tightly to the steering wheel. If you can tie the yarn underneath a part of the steering wheel it will help the fabric from falling as you secure the rest of the fabric.
6. Use a very long piece of yarn and go in through the front hole, out through the back hole, then over the steering wheel. Repeat with the remaining holes.
7. Tie the yarn to itself and make a knot.
8. Repeat this process with the bottom half.
9. Make sure to tie the ends of each piece tightly to the steering wheel. It helps to go around the steering wheel a couple of time.
Take it out for a test drive!