Hellishly windy today with no surf and I am feeling creative, I ventured into my stash of fabrics put aside for recycling into new funky gear. After rummaging through I have some brown corduroy, a red velvet cushion cover, a pair of old jeans and some floral fabric that I picked up at the local op-shop. Just what a girl needs for a stylely new retro inspired cloth board cover!
Surfboard socks are the least protective and cheapest surfboard cover you can purchase at your friendly local surf store but the most fun to make. Though they provide your surfboard with little protection they will prevent your board from getting scratched up and protect your stuff from getting wax all over it. Sometimes this is all the protection a surfer girl needs… especially if your surfboard sleeps in your bedroom.
I started by laying my board on the fabric and began furiously pining and cutting around, remembering to leave excess fabric for sewing the hems and making it wide enough for fins, cutting straight down from the widest point on the deck. I was half way finished when I released that it wasn't going to be a quick half an hour jobie! But a labor of love. I jumped on my hand-me-down early 1900's Singer sewing machine and zoomed along the line.
I picked out some cute floral ribbon to thread through the opening of the cover. Mashing different textures, colours and prints to give it a vintage feel. Finally it came together and I proudly placed my surfboard back in the rack in anticipation of the next swell.
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