How to Make a Grill Cover

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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 is also a great option.

In this 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.

Video Chapters:

  • Patterning & Measuring - 0:29 min.
  • Cutting Fabric Panels - 4:05 min.
  • Sewing Lid Sides - 5:20 min.
  • Sewing Table Panels - 8:26 min.
  • Sewing Table Ends - 11:17 min.
  • Finishing Bottom Edge - 14:22 min.
  • Fitting Cover - 19:59 min.
  • Materials List - 21:24 min.

Materials List

  • Outdoor Cover Fabric (we used Sur Last® Light Grey #386200)
  • Dura-Skrim® Patterning Material #122463
  • Tex 70 Polyester Thread
  • #0 Spur Grommets #26314
  • Seamstick 3/8” Basting Tape for Canvas #129
  • Shock Bungee Cord 1/4” #29304

Tools List:

  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Pencil
  • Tape Measure #102986
  • Deluxe Magnetic Sewing Guide #103597
  • #0 Spur Die Set #18201
  • #0 Hole Cutter #18209
  • Sailrite® Cutting Block & Die Holder #121597
  • Sailrite® Edge Hotknife #103800