You don't have to hide the vacuum away in a closet if you make a decorative, maybe even whimsical, cover. This is a guide about making a vacuum cleaner cover.
We live in a small apartment and really have no place to put away our vacuum cleaner. I know that they used to sell vacuum cleaner covers that looked like dolls or bunnies in long skirts, but I'm looking for a pattern to make one more modern looking.
I crocheted a vacuum cleaner cover, a lady of bright colors, many years ago. I wasn't very good at crocheting and embroidering faces, and it came out incredibly ugly. The face had big bulgy eyes. But it fit the vacuum so well. It took me months to do, and I did not know how to rip things out and fix, so I left it. It stood boldly in my living room. When someone came in they saw it first thing. If they commented on just how ugly it was, the next holiday, they got a gift. I wrapped her up and gave it to the commenter.
The next holiday, I got a gift back from them, in a new box...and inside was always the same lady vacuum cleaner cover! No one would keep her! This went on for three years, I gave it away at the first nasty remark, and I got it back again, over three times, to different people!! It was truly funny!! I bet none of my recipients ever made a nasty comment about something in a person's house again. Needless to say, there is no pattern, and I doubt anyone would copy it. Oh, yeah, 40 years later, I still have the darn thing!
Are you someone that just doesn't have a good place to store your vacuum cleaner? You end up standing it in the corner, but hate seeing it there. I have the solution for you. Make a cute cover and no one will realize it's your vacuum cleaner. Even if you do have a closet to stick it in, this cover will keep off the dust.
You can use a variety of materials. You can use things you have or purchase material to make them. I usually shop the thrift store for items such as these.
Just lift the cover by the head to remove it when you need to use your vacuum. Slip it back over the vacuum to store it. Now you can tell everyone you have a maid!