We live approximately a mile from our recreation center (read POOL!). A walkable distance unless it is in the 90’s and humid! It is just too short of a distance to use the car, so we acquired a very used golf cart from a former neighbor who was relocating to live with his son. It runs well and has decent batteries and tires, but the upholstery looks like this:
I have tried to clean it with a lot of different things with no success. So I decided that if I couldn’t fix it, I would just hide it. Now, a real industrious person would reupholster the seats and backs with new vinyl, but I decided that I want to be able to remove the disguise to launder it occasionally. So I bought some indoor-outdoor fabric and set about making some slip covers to pimp my cart.
Along the way I made some discoveries:
It is REALLY hot in Florida when working outside in the summer. It can inspire some colorful language!
There is no pattern available to make the seat and backrest covers. I had to make them up!
After struggling to design the seat cover, I discovered that the seat unhooks at the hinge! (After I designed the entire cover!)
Well, next time it will be waaaay easier!
Here is my cart all finished:
Very Floridian, don’t you think?
And the underside of the seat, or why it doesn’t slip slide away:
See that kind of rusty hinge on the far left (next to the yellow sticker)? It and its mate on the right unhook to come apart- a great discovery during my final fitting!
The fabric is very sturdy. I think it will be quite a while before I make a replacement. I am happy with it as a first attempt. What do you think?