In the summertime, grilling is king. When the weather is warm, it’s the perfect time to fire up the grill and have a family cookout. A grill can be a big investment, so when the party’s over and the grill is no longer in use, it’s a good idea to keep it covered and protected from the weather. Protect your summer kitchen with a high quality grill cover you can make yourself.
Making your own grill cover allows you to customize it to perfectly suit your grill. You can select a fabric that matches your patio’s surroundings or even the furniture covers. When choosing a fabric, look for a weather-resistant fabric that is also breathable. Breathability prevents moisture under the cover, which can lead to mold and mildew growth. We used a Sur Last fabric for our cover, but Sunbrella Marine Grade and Maritime fabrics are both great options as well.
In our newest video, you’ll learn how to pattern, measure, and sew a custom cover that fits your grill exactly. Plus, we also demonstrate how to add a shock cord tensioning device to the bottom of the cover, to keep it securely in place, even on windy days.
- Fabric (Sur Last, Sunbrella Marine Grade, Maritime or Odyssey III)
- Dura Skrim Patterning Material
- V-69 Polyester Thread
- #0 Spur Grommets
- Seamstick 3/8” Basting Tape for Canvas
- Shock Bungee Cord 1/4”
You can find all of the materials needed for your own custom grill cover at www.sailrite.com.
Do you love to grill? Have any big backyard plans this summer? Share your thoughts and ideas with us in the comments!