With warm weather coming and lots of BBQ's, I found an old vinyl table cloth that no longer matches my color schemes. I folded it in half lengthwise, turned inside out, and stitched up both ends. I turned it back so the pretty side shows.
Now I have a BBQ grill cover and it's so much prettier than the ones you buy and a whole lot cheaper. Also, it's so quick and easy to make. If you don't sew, you could glue the sides with a vinyl glue.
By dwedenoja from New Creek, WV
What an excellent idea! The last cover I purchased was $30 and didn't last but a few years! The vinyl tablecloths can be purchased for $1 at the Dollar Store! Even if I make a new one every year, I won't spend too much. Thanks!
That sure is a great idea.
Thank you, I'm going to do just that too.
Bravo and Hoorah! Brilliant idea! Thank you!
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I am trying to find directions for making a cover for my outdoor grill. It is the one with a burner on one end and a small tray for holding other things. It is kept in the garage, but it is still getting nasty with dust, etc. while not in use. Any help would be appreciated.
Shirley from Grand Bay, Alabama
I would just put a plastic table cloth over it! But maybe you can find something like a large plastic shower cap - or put on the tablecloth and them secure it with elastic around it, (06/21/2007)
Or how about an inexpensive plastic shower curtain? You could cut that down to size if needed. (06/22/2007)
The shower curtains are the best and cheapest OR if you find solid colored holiday flannel-backed extra long table cloths in after Christmas sales. I bought 6 for 75% off for a different purpose (covering the mattress for a bed-wetter), which rang up at some give away price under $4.00 for them all. I still have an old one covering a baker's rack full of glass vases outside near my potting shed area, clamped down at folded corners with white plastic clothes pins. They outlast the worst winds and rain.
I'd highly recommend doing this rather than trying to pull a "fitted" something down over or off of a barbecue grill with parts extending on both ends. If you don't mind the cost, you could still find dollar store cloths/shower curtains for cheap now and in wonderful patterns. If they get damaged later on, there's no big loss. You can color-coordinate to your own taste and patio/yard colors, if any. I sew, but I would NOT tackle MAKING one, when these easy options are so available to me. Good luck and God bless you. : ) (06/27/2007)
If you have a old cover, don't trash it just yet, take it apart and use the old pieces as your pattern, Or buy a very cheap cover. You can use the grill cover until you finish your own, use that as a pattern. You can use newspaper to cut your pattern pieces out and mark the size of your cover. Add or subtract for the grill size later on but you will always have your basic pattern. (06/28/2007)