This past week marked the last day of Disneyland Holidays, and being that we were not able to make it out for the celebrations at all this year I sat very bitterly on my couch. Combine that with the fact that it was pouring rain here in the Bay Area, I felt gloomier than Eeyore... or this kid.
Luckily, my husband came up with a fantastic idea to help bring a little bit of Disney fun into our living room. So, on a wet Saturday morning we put on our crafting hats and made some Disney character golf club headcovers! About a year ago, the two of us started to pick up golf and now we try and play a course together at least once or twice a month. And ever since we began playing I've wanted to purchase a cute headcover for one of my clubs.
Step 2 was defintely the hardest, since we had to perform surgery on these adorbale creatures. I almost couldn't do it, but Dory continued to smile which made it bearable. Be sure and make the incision big enough to fit the golf club you're making the headcover for (we made ours for our hybrids).
Once you've finished making the gap, you move onto Step 3 - sewing the corners together. Find the corners where you made the incision and sew them up to prevent any further tearing.
Now prepare to stay seated for a bit, because Step 5 is where all the sewing comes in. Take the sock and position it snuggly into the stuffed animal in the approximate place you'd like to it be. We pushed our socks about 2/3 into the hole, leaving some space at the top where the fluff still remained.
Once the sock is in, follow the perimeter with your needle and thread carefully going upwards through the stuffed animal and into the edge of the sock. Pull the thread up and all the way through and then loop back under and repeat. You may need to tie the thread off from time to time, as we did, and start a new piece. But if that happens, just be sure and leave yourself about an inch of thread and knot.
After you've made it all the way around, that's it! Your sock should be firmly attached to the stuffed animal (with minimal needle-pricked fingers) and your headcover is ready to rock. As an added bonus, we dabbed some super glue to the end of the thread where we knotted pieces off and restarted, but that's an optional piece. Here are our finished headcovers...
Now if only we could take these babies out and actually golf with Disney characters...