Ok, I'm looking for tips on making my own hose covers. Rainout has become my new enemy. When my pressure was higher, I could keep the humidifier cranked to 5. Now that my pressure is lower (thank you tonsilectomy!) I can't turn it above 2 without being dripped on. Arg!
I have a hose cover that I made from Minky fabric. Being super-slippery, I am able to get the minky on there even though I only made the cover 5 3/4 inches wide and sewed it up all the way. It may not be the best insulator however.
So, I decided to try fleece. I got some on sale at JoAnns and made it 7 inches wide. Had a heck of a time turning it inside out and then really couldn't get it on the hose without some real patience and time, both of which I don't have at the moment. So, I quit and decided to think about it some more.
I'm considering other designs. Maybe I won't sew the whole tube up, maybe I'll just put velcro in to close it every few inches? I think that could be scratchy if it rubbed up against you though, so I'm not sure about that idea.
I really want to super-insulate the tube, maybe with some quilt batting. BUt that would require three layers, because another layer would be needed to keep the batting secure. Then the seam would be super thick. So, the inner-most fabric would need to be slippery so the hose would slip through, but that would also be a pain to sew.
So, you can see where I'm running into difficulty. I have a fair amount of inexpensive fabric I can work with, but I'd rather forego some frustration if someone already has worked out a good design they would like to share.
I'm frustrated enough that I'm considering buying a commercial cover. Which seems ludicrous for someone as crafty as me!
I've also considered trying some bulky yarn and knitting a big tube with wool. Soft and warm, but I don't want it to be a big waste of time either.
Anyway, I'm tired of sewing up tubes that aren't working well. Anyone else come up with a great solution that I haven't thought of?
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