The interior of my car is black and I'm sure you can guess how hot  black vinyl become in the summer sun!  My first thought was to drive with oven mitts on, but a steering wheel cover seemed like a better idea... and it's great  elastic application practice for those of you who wish to make your own swimsuit or underwear.  The technique is the same but mistakes are less of an issue.

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Step 1: What you need:

- 5" x 60" strip of fabric - avoid heavyweight fabric like upholstery, velvet, outdoor vinyl...
- Dimensional (Puff) paint, preferably that matches your steering wheel or a strip of a non-skid mat fabric to go under the steering wheel cover
- 60" of 1/4" elastic - avoid clearance elastic because it doesn't stretch well
- Thread
- Measuring tape
- Pins
- Pen or pencil
Made this last night. Sewn by hand though. Wasn't easy, or pretty, but it's finished(: so happy with it.think my baby likes it too! (My car)

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