Here is an easy way to make an inexpensive and washable steering wheel cover. These instructions are for a 15" steering wheel. You want the cover to wrap around the steering wheel snugly.
Step 1: Supplies
For this project you will need Cotton fabric, 1/3 yard, denim scraps, 2 yards of 1/4" wide elastic, sewing machine, matching thread. Large safety pin. measuring tape.
Step 2: Cut Fabric
Cut a piece of cotton fabric 6" x 48" or 2 pieces of fabric 6" x 24-1/2" & place right sides together. Sew together at one of the short ends. Press seam open.
Step 3: Pin Fabric Onto Denim
Place the denim in the center of the wrong side of fabric. Pin. Turn under raw edge 1/2".
Step 4: Sew Casing
Turn the sides of the fabric under 1/4". Turn under again 3/4". Pin all the way around. Repeat with the other side. Sew around both sides, leaving 1" gap open for elastic.
Step 5: Elastic
Cut 2 pieces of 1/4" elastic, each 30" long. Attach a large safety pin to the end of one and push it through one side of the steering wheel cover. Hand stitch the ends together. Repeat with the other piece of elastic on the other side of steering wheel cover.
Step 6: The Finished Product
These would make great gifts for family and friends.