Do you need a custom-made snowmobile cover that fits perfectly your snowmobile?
Look no further! With just three simple steps, you can make your own custom-fit snowmobile cover. Whether you’re looking for something to protect your snowmobile from the elements or an economical way to store it in the off-season, this tutorial will show you how to create a protective and stylish cover for any model of the snowmobile. So let’s get started!
Things You Need to Make a DIY Snowmobile Cover
Before you get your hands on making a snowmobile cover, you might have to grab these materials. Here is a list of them:
- The fabric material of your choice. (Make sure it is waterproof and lightweight)
- Heavy weight thread
- Sewing machine
- Seeing needles
- Elastic band
- Measuring tape
- Masking tape
Choose the fabric carefully and ensure your sewing machine can handle the material. Choose a good quality fabric with waterproofness and durability.
Have you grabbed these materials? Now let’s start!
3 Steps to Make a DIY Snowmobile Cover
Step 1: Measure
Using your measuring tape, measure your snowmobile. Measure from rear to front and also the widest width.
Add four inches extra to those measurements. This is the space for the seams and hem.
Step 2- Cut Your Fabric
Use the measurements to estimate and cut out the fabric. Start with the centerpiece while cutting. Use the pattern and shape of your sled and cut the material accordingly.
You can also make a rough pattern on rough paper before you cut the actual fabric. This will give you a picture of how you need to cut precisely.
Step 3: Sew
Now sew the cut fabric pieces in order. This part will cover most of your sled and needs to be strong. Use a heavy thread to stitch the rear and front end to the centerpiece.
After doing this, fit it over your snowmobile so that you can make adjustments accordingly when you sew the width.
Finish sewing all the sides and pieces. Now give a double stitch at all the attachment points to increase durability.
Finish the cover by sewing the hem wholly. Attack elastic bands inside the hem so that you can expand the cover for a customized fit.
Elastic bands can also keep the winds from blowing away the cover. But this is not foolproof. You can add some ties or grommets to tighten it further if you live in a windy area.
Your snowmobile cover is ready to use! Clean it regularly to have a well-maintained snowmobile.
However, if you feel this is a lot of work, and you would like to buy a cover, then you can read my article where I have shared some of the best snowmobile covers that’ll fit any snowmobile model.
Making a custom-fit snowmobile cover is now easier than ever. With just three simple steps and the right materials, you can create a protective and stylish cover that fits perfectly your snowmobile model.
Whether you’re looking to protect it from the elements or store it in the off-season, this tutorial will provide you with all of the information needed to make an effective and efficient snowmobile cover on your own. All that’s left for you to do is get started!
So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start crafting your very own custom-made snowmobile cover today!