Yes, you read that right!
My hubby gave an entire 48 hours to “whip up” something for a friend’s baby shower this week. Don’t you just love men? Well I was about to tell him to get a gift card because I was swamped when I had this super cute idea. The friend is a disc golf buddy of my husband’s and is having his first baby next month. What better gift than to start him early in the sport?
I’ve made this style bag 4 times now(including this one) so I can practically make it in my sleep and without bothering to make a pattern. An hour of sewing and it was done.
Hubby contributed three mini discs(hubby plays standard disc golf but there are mini disc courses as well)to complete the gift. It was so cute when finished that I wanted to keep it!
I may make another one just to use as a mini, stealth purse. It’d be super easy to wear this under a coat.
I think the picture will say it all…..
I made these washcloth sized towels from pieces of an old bath towel in my stash. I wrecked 3 grommets trying to attach the eyelets. Good thing they were free.
I made mine with a scap of coordinating fabric and hubby’s is plain.
FYI: these are tied to a disc golf bag strap and used for drying sweaty hands or wet or muddy discs during play.
Now that hubby and I each have our bags and used them I’ve discovered that we need a few accessessories to enhance our game. Disc place markers, clip on towels and strap pads are needed.
Today I made the place markers.
I made hubby’s from an inner ‘beanbag’ that was filled with recycled plastic beads, an outer bag from leftover bandanna fabric and because hubby wanted a stiff feel to the marker I also inserted two circles I’d cut out of old drink mix canister lids. You can see those materials and the finished marker in this horrible lighted picture:
I made mine as just a simple bead filled ‘beanbag’.
They’re about 4 inches across, completely washable and not so awesome that I’m afraid of losing them on the course.
FYI, these markers are used to mark your throwing point from wherever your disc lands. You would place this marker immediately in front of your disc location and then pick up and bag your disc. This way if you throw another disc and walk off you’ve only left the marker behind and not a disc which I’ve done about 4 times now. Of course you’re supposed to pick up your marker but if you forget then you’ll just have lost a beanbag and not a $9 disc(or a $4 mini disc that you can buy for a marker).
I finally got around to making a bag for my discs. (Incidentally you should try disc golfing! The courses are free and a beginner only needs two, $7 discs!)
I needed the bag to be sturdy so I used canvas as the base fabric. But I knew that would be uber boring so I picked out a scrap of fabric from an old dress that matched my pink, green, white and purple discs. I went a little crazy with the ruffles….
I blame this frilly design on just seeing a Flamenco dance dress on Wardrobe Refashion. ;-D
And a shot of the hankie and chapstick pocket:
You can’t really see it, but under the flap near the rim of the bag, I made a loop of floral fabric for my sunglasses.
Hopefully I’ll get to take it out on a course next week! And maybe do a bit better than 38 over par. Haha!!!