Clutter keeps you from having room in your kitchen, so why not get the microwave off of the counter and put it on a cart and dress it up with a cover (or skirt as I like to call it). Microwave cart skirts hide the clutter.
This was definitely easy beginner project to do, simple easy cuts and straight stitching.
What you will need:
material (measure the outside edge of the cart to determine how much material you will need and a 12 inches).
Velcro (I used the oval pieces shown below as you don’t need to have this thing so you can never open it. you just want to keep it up and shut.
You will want to take the microwave cart and measure where you plan on hanging the skirt from. For us, this was below the top.
You will want to add at LEAST 12 inches to width of your measurement for material you ned. This to give you the amount of material you need (width wise). Why? Well you sew edges over to keep them from fraying. You also want it to have an overlap, so there is no sneak peak of the ‘stuff’ you are hiding.
You wll want to measure the height
Take the edges and turn them over and sew a straight stitch. I then did a zig zag stitch.
Do this on the shorter width edges and one of the height edges.
Turn the material over again 1/2 inch and sew another straight stitch.
This is going to hide the edge and ensure there is no fraying edges.
You are now ready to put up the velcro stickies! I needed to packages. You will want to put them on the edges and on the middle around the top so there is no sagging.
Put them up at the top, so you can have them at the same height.
Do this all the way around the cart.
You will want to start at the front in the middle and match up the velcro you put on the material with the velcro already on the cart. Keep the material taunt and match up the velcro around the cart until it’s covered.
Where the material overlaps, add velcro to either side of the material (so it matches up again) to close the gap. Place 2-3 velcro tabs from top to bottom of the cart, depending on the height of the material.
You can then put the microwave on the cart and open the material and hide your junk.
Close it up and boom, no one knows what you are hiding.