A cover for my visor mirror

A cover for my visor mirror

I bought a new to me car. The visor mirror cover was glued shut for some reason. When we tried to unstick it, it just came right off. Maybe it had fallen off so they glued it back on? I don’t know. The result is when I put the visor down I have the mirror. Even though you are not really looking at the mirror, it is distracting while driving. Must be because I am so beautiful I can’t resist looking at myself. LOL It is actually very hard to take a picture of a mirror and not be in the picture.

My thought is to make a felt cover for it and velcro it on to hide the mirror but I could still remove it if I needed the mirror.

I measured the mirror and a small amount around it to get the finished size I will need. I think I will add a little more.

Then I thought why not try Ildi’s method of felting with outlines and wet wool? I have some pencil roving and lots of wool and it’s a good sized to try it out. Here is a link to one of Ildi’s posts so you can see what I am talking about. https://feltingandfiberstudio.com/2022/06/27/felted-rug/

So far I have measured and done a couple of sketches of possible designs. these are smaller than they need to be but that is the size of the paper. I will have to find one of the larger sketchbooks to do a final design and then try to use the computer and the printer to enlarge it for shrinkage.

Aaaand, that is as far as I am. The plan is to have it for my next blog post, but we all know about the best laid plans of mice and men. I have my fingers crossed. It’s going to be a busy week.

14 thoughts on “A cover for my visor mirror

  1. That looks a good idea Ann, though I hope your beautiful piece of felt doesn’t distract you even more than the mirror! Looking forward to your next post.

  2. I totally echo the words of Ann above about an even greater distraction!

    Looking forward to seeing your final design.

  3. An ingenious solution Ann and it looks gorgeous. Be careful though that your beautiful result does not distract you too much when driving. Hope you find the time to make it for your next blog. x

  4. I like how us crafty people will always want to come up with a handmade solution to a problem instead of buying something machine made 😀 Looking forward to seeing how the cover turns out and whether you’ll stop getting distracted by your own gorgeousness!

  5. Great idea Ann! I did something similar on our Honda CRV, the radio / control dash doesn’t appear to have a dimmer switch so is incredibly bright and distracting when driving in the dark so I made a felted cover and velcroed it into place so you can still flip up the felt to see the radio console when needed. Works a treat 🙂

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