The other day my hubby said I needed to find or make the girls a pool cover b/c creepy crawlies kept getting in it. Well, I searched high and low and let me tell you... I couldn't find anything! I couldn't find one already made or even a tutorial on how to make one! So, here is how I made our Kiddie Pool Cover! It is so simple and the best part... it's WASHABLE!!! Yay!
You Will Need:
* 4 Yards of fabric
* 3 yards of 3/4 inch elastic
Our kiddie pool Measures 58" across, but you can use these same steps for any size. The bigger or smaller the pool, you may need to use more or less elastic and fabric though.
Take your 4 yards of fabric and cut it in half to were you have 2 pieces of 2 yards.
Unfold your fabric, right sides together (on one long section) sew a one inch seam and press it open.
Once sewn together, you will have one giant piece.
Now, I am one of those people who can not draw a good circle to save my life! But, I had an idea on how to make one this big.
Center your kiddie pool on top of your giant piece of fabric, wrong side of fabric facing up.
Take a ruler and measure 7" out from the side of the pool every so far with a water soluble pen. This will give you a guide to go by to cut the circle out.
Iron down a 1/2" seam around the entire circle.
Iron down a 1" seam around the entire circle and sew. Leave about a 3" opening for the casting for the elastic.
Put your elastic in your casting. The easiest way for me is to attach a safety pin to one end of the elastic and attach it to a section of the opening (so it won't get lost) and attach another safety pin to the other end and use it as a guide to slide your elastic through. Try to keep the elastic straight and not let it twist.
Once you get your elastic all in, sew your elastic ends together.
Sew your opening closed.
Wala! Now you have a cute cover for your kiddie pool to keep those pesky creepy crawlies out! I also made mine tight enough so no slithering snakes can get in. Cause with this heat, lets face it, our babies' pools are a hot spot for snakes! YIKES!