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Monday, April 19, 2010

Suzie/Rose Cozy: A No-Sew Wrap for your Wheel

Here is a quick, inexpensive way to wrap your Suzie or Rose for transport. 

You will need 2 yds of polar fleece fabric, medium to heavy weight and a pair of sharp scissors.  You will also need a Rose or Suzie spinning wheel.  If you don't have one yet, call or e-mail and I will be happy to help you remedy the situation.

Lay the fabric out on the floor and set your spinning wheel toward the end that is nearest to you, as you would face it to spin.  Loosen the wheel knob and fold the wheel down so the handle is sticking up, then re-tighten the knob to secure it.  If you have a Suzie, bring the close end of the fabric up and poke two holes where the bobbin holders are, and slip the fabric down over the spindles.  If you have a Rose, snip a hole big enough to accommodate the wooden knob on wheel assembly.

Next, take the corners of the fabric closest to you, and tie them in a big square knot at the back of the wheel, covering the conrods.

Now take the rest of the fabric from behind, and drape it over the front of the wheel.  Pull the fabric slightly so that all is taut on the back side.  Poke another hole and fit it over the  front knob.  It should be a snug fit.  Once the fabric is secured to the knob, find the handle and cut a hole slightly smaller than the handle but big enough for the handle to poke through.   Be careful not to scratch the handle.

Last, gather up the remaining two corners of the fabric, bring them around to the front of the wheel and tie another square knot.  Your wheel is snug in its cozy and you're ready to go! 


  1. Great idea and no sewing. I am going to do this. My Suzie needed some protection

  2. Brilliant! I have to transport my Wheel to a Spinning Class in London in July. I bought myself a luggage trolley and intended to make a bag but I can see me doing this instead! Thank you :)

  3. I'm so glad you like the idea! I love anything that is Do It Yourself!

  4. Thank you so much for this tutorial! I just got a Suzie and do not have a bag yet, so this is an awesome cover :)

  5. I just did this for my Rose with some wild tie-dye fleece. Love it!

  6. Perfect. Thank you for sharing this. It's so much nicer than an old sheet draped over the wheel. I can hardly wait to pick out some fleece to make my own. Thanks!