Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A quick sewing project

One little thing that bothers me is finding water in my winches after it rains.  I decided it was high time I sewed up some winch covers.  This little project took very little time once I sat down and got it started.  The tape measure made several trips back and forth to the marina in the bottom of the cooler before I used it to measure the winches.  


The winch is three and a quarter inches tall so I started by making the sides up.  This gets sewed to the round top piece.

Turns out a Bush's bean can is the perfect circumference. 

I put the cover on the can to pin up so I'd get a nice tight finish.


Completed i turned it right side out and it looks like this is finished.



I left the elastic extra long to tie under the winch mounting brackets.

There we are. Nice, cozy and dry winches tucked in under their covers.



The long elastic ties under so the wind does not take them away.