If you missed my Reversible Sunshade a few weeks ago on UCreate then now is your chance to get in on some summer sun relief!
It’s been hot and sunny here in Colorado, so my sunshades have been in use quite a bit by my kids. If you or your kids are looking for a little relief from the sun while driving around then you will love this tutorial!
- Two fat quarters
- 4 – One inch diameter suction cups with attached hooks (I found mine in the kitchen department of a store)
- Iron and Ironing Board
- Sewing machine
Step 1: Iron and cut both fat quarters to 17 inch x 17 inch. Depending on the size of your car window you may want to make your sun shade larger or smaller.
Step 2: Place the fat quarters right side together and line up all corners. Pin in place and snip the corners.
Step 3: Cut 4 pieces of 3 inch long elastic. Fold each piece in half and insert one in each corner with the tails sticking out as shown. Pin elastic in place.
Step 4: Sew on every side along the edge with a half inch allowance, leaving a 2 inch opening along one side.
Step 5: Turn the shade right side out through the 2 inch opening. This is what your corners should look like now.
Step 6: Iron flat and sew along the edge with a one-quarter allowance to close the 2 inch opening and create a polished, professional finish.
Step 7: Place the suction cups on the inside of your car window and hook the elastic on all four hooks.
Look out summer sun, we’ve got shade!
The Real Deal: This fat quarter sunshade cost less than $6 to make.
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