Dusti: Grandmay, can you please sew my sun visor?
Dusti: Sew my sun visor on my car.
Dusti: We are fixing my car and Dad took the visor off. And I want to cover it with fabric, but I need you to sew it.
Me: When? What? Now?
Dusti: Dad is leaving to go to work and he's going to put the visors back on the car tonight.
Me: Really? Now?
Dusti: But Grandmay, it's going to be so pretty. I got really pretty fabric, but I need you to sew it.
Me: Tonight? Now? Oh, come on. This is crazy. Come on.
|visors in up position|
|visors in down position|
So now it's 9 p.m. and I've just sent them on their way, two newly recovered sun visors done and supper included. So, yes, we paid them for the pleasure of doing them a crazy favor. Is it any wonder that they come up with this kind of insanity? Well, honestly, Pinterest does not help my cause.
|view showing the door panels and visors (with mirrors open and lit)|
Once the fabric was cut out, Will and I pinned it around the visors to hold it in place. I had to sew the part that was cut out for the mirror first. There's also a bar that hooks to a plastic piece on the ceiling so the visor will stay in place. The visor has another hole for this bar, so I sewed around that section.
|the door panels on the driver's side|
Check out that happy smile! Actually, I wasn't as cranky as I felt, and the job wasn't as difficult as I expected. And now I'll admit that it was interesting to see how it would work.
UPDATE 8-17-16: A couple of people asked for directions, so look in my response to Preeti for a breakdown of the steps. Now I wish I'd taken photos of the process!
All photos taken inside the car are from Will (Dusti's dad).
One more project for the Ford Escape--see it here.
Linking up with these blogs--go visit and see what others are working on / finishing up.