How to Sew Round Ends: Wood Pellet Grill Chimney Cover
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.
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.
- 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.
- Seamstick 3/8" Basting Tape for Canvas (#129)
- Odyssey Exterior Marine Fabric (#120416)
- V-69 Linen Polyester UV Thread 4 oz (#106144)
- 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!