This past week, we just spent our “End of Summer” in the Florida Keys, paddleboarding and snorkeling. But, my husband’s car doesn’t have neoprene seat covers like my car does. I wanted to put some sort of cover on the seats after getting out of the water to keep them from getting grimy.
I’ve done a seat cover like this before, but this time, I made the top pocket using a plain hand towel folded in half, attached to the top of the beach towels. These beach and hand towels were still pretty new and absorbent, so they made a good choice for this project. The pocket sewn along the top of the towel will make it easy to hook over the headrest, PLUS, if I want to lay it out on the beach, I can use it like a pillow. Gnar.
Next, I sewed up each side edge of the towel, folded over, to make the top pocket.
The top folded pocket completed:
The covers came in very handy on our short trip, especially after snorkeling when we were still pretty salty, even after rinsing off.
I made the covers in an afternoon, and that’s with hand sewing one of the covers, since the Terrycloth on one was a bit too thick to go through my sewing machine. A simple tight hand whipstitch using polyester thread and a heavy hand sewing needle worked well to sew these up.
Next, I think I’m going to have to craft up this sign that totally reminds me of the Keys….