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.
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!
Have been thinking about doing that, but did not know where to start. Thanks for the directions! Have seen them for about $20.00 but not want to spend that if cam make it. will go to thrift stores and start to get things so can make this a winter projest Thanks again
Hi. You're right! My v.c. is UUUGLY! So, Making a doll is a great idea! Please answer my questions. 1. Does the vacuum cleaner handle go up inside the doll's head, or does the head go in front of the handle? Or, does the handle go up inside the neck? 2. Will the head remain upright without falling over? 3.Did you embroider the face, or did you paint the face on the fabric? 4. Did you make a body, legs, and shoes for the doll?
I may even make a different outfit for each month! I suppose that inside of me, there is a little girl who still likes to play with dolls! I don't have any daughters or grand daughters, so I just might have some fun with this! What do you think about that?
Thanks so much for your help. Darlene Davis
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 like Ginnywest's suggestion. Make a cover that blends in to the surroundings. If you have draperies, a cover the same color as the drapes would be good. Just place the vacuum next to or behind the drapes. Dolls or bunny designs just call attention to the vacuum.
I was thinking you could make a basic frame. It could be from wood if you are so inclined or pipe or pvc pipe. Just a box shape like the deer guard in the top row here:
Make it the height ( & width) of your vac.
Then make a fabric cover. I have seen them in mags but this is the closest pic example I could find right now. It can be one piece or two piece that overlap each direction like a " + ". They usually have either fabric ties or ribbons on the side so the flaps stay closed. (this pic has the ties elsewhere for rolling up.)
You could even put a solid piece of wood or something on the top to create a shelf to put a vase or frame or something.
The other alternative would be to put it in a corner and cover it up with a folding screen/room divider of some sort.
I use a king size pillowcase on my vac. Open the stitching a few inches on the end and slip it down over the handle. This keeps the vac dust free and looks pretty. You can get the pillowcases at thrift stores or buy one new.
These are great ideas. I wasn't really up for the doll or bunny idea, but that was all I had seen. Now all I need to do is find a couple of pillow cases in a creamy off-white color. :)