Are you afraid you cannot afford a garage or shed to keep your snowmobile? Quite okay. Not everyone can get the luxury of doing so.
But you know how important it is to keep your snowmobile covered when in the open, right? You must, at all costs, protect your sled from rain, snow, sun, and wind when not in use.
Snowmobile covers can also be pricey, but here’s some good news. You can make your snowmobile cover at home with a few bucks. Here’s how you do it!
Things Needed to Make Your 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!
Steps to Make Your Snowmobile Cover at Home
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.
Especially if you are a snowmobile enthusiast, then this is something that you should know.
So now that you know how to make your snowmobile cover at home, what are you waiting for?
So if you are good at sewing, it’s time to put your skills to use.
Protect your snowmobile from harmful environmental factors!