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Leather wraps like that used to be available everywhere, and were considered racey ;-) I think the air bag sent them into decline because it introduced steering wheels with very thick spoke areas that were hard to wrap around.
One way to wrap would be a spiral wrap of a long narrower strip, much like a bicycle handlebar is wrapped. Wrapping this way would leave big gaps around your three wheel spokes that would not look good. At least that would disqualify it for me.
A second method would be a wider piece in the right size to wrap the outside edge of the wheel and then be sewn with cord or leather thread along the inside edge of the steering wheel. This is exactly what the OEM Passion steering wheel is meant to look like, with the sewn thread inside edge. This would avoid most of the problem of the spokes creating gaps.
A third way this is done is to use a wider piece as above, but instead of sewing it up at its inside edge, you spiral-wrap a piece of rawhide or other leather cord around to hold the wider piece in place. The spiral wrap can be wider and the spokes may interfere less.
I've considered wrapping the wheel for the same reasons but would only want to do it if I could make it look (almost) as good as the great looking OEM wheel. Plus the OEM wheel is the perfect grip thickness for me so I don't want it to get too fat. Often steering wheels are too thin for my grip preference and I like a cover just to fatten them up.
If it were me, I wouldn't cover the stick shift knob. Instead, to protect it, I would buy another knob (many available cheap) and save the stock one aside to look good when re-installed at selling time. Better and cheaper than trying to wrap it with something protective.
Last edited by l'alpe; 11-16-2012 at 06:45 PM.