How to Sew Round Ends: Wood Pellet Grill Chimney Cover

Item # X-HT-300228

This is a companion blog to our “How to Make a Grill Cover for a Wood Pellet Grill” blog (300227XHT). You’ll want to read that blog first and watch that video before this one. If your pellet grill has a chimney, you’ll need to sew a separate piece of tubular material to cover the chimney that you can then sew to the main grill cover. We created a square base on our tubular chimney cover so that it could easily be sewn to the main chimney cover.

Sew a Chimney Cover for a Wood Pellet Grill.

In this quick how-to video, we’ll show you how to measure the chimney and calculate how much fabric you’ll need. We even show you a handy trick for sewing a semi-flat felled seam on a tubular piece of material for a professional-looking seam. Other sewing techniques include how to sew a round piece of fabric to the top of a tubular body, and how to remove a circle from the square base to fit the tubular piece. And we’ll walk you through calculating your seam allowances for each piece of fabric needed for this chimney cover project.

Video Chapters:

  • Cutting & Sewing Tubular Body — 0:27 min.
  • Creating Circular Top & Sewing to Body — 2:38 min.
  • Creating Base — 7:59 min.
  • Sewing Base to Cover — 16:38 min.
  • Materials List — 20:34 min.

Materials List:

  • Seamstick 3/8" Basting Tape for Canvas (#129)
  • Odyssey Exterior Marine Fabric (#120416)
  • V-69 Linen Polyester UV Thread 4 oz (#106144)

Tools List:

  • Gingher Scissors Right Hand Lightweight 8" (#101017)
  • Tape Measure 120" (#102986)
  • Chalk Pencil Cartridge Set (#121669)
  • Sailrite® Canvas Patterning Ruler (#107040)
  • Comfort Grip Rotary Cutter 60mm (#9655)
  • Self Healing Rotary Cutting Mat 24" x 36" (120257)
  • Clear Acrylic Ruler 6" x 24" (#102400)
  • Sailrite® Ultrafeed® LS-1 PLUS (#300502)
  • Scratch Awl Yellow (#2354)

Have you ever sewn a round end to a tubular piece of fabric? Do you have any tips or tricks you’ve discovered from your own sewing adventures? Leave a comment below!