How to Make a Grill Cover
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.
- 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.
- Outdoor Cover Fabric (we used Sur Last® Light Grey #386200)
- Dura-Skrim® Patterning Material #122463
- V-69 Polyester Thread
- #0 Spur Grommets #26314
- Seamstick 3/8” Basting Tape for Canvas #129
- Shock Bungee Cord 1/4” #29304
- Sewing machine
- 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