How to Sew an Easy Golf Club Cozy from a Recycled Sweater

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Tina_Hilton Tina Hilton, contributor
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A club head cover made from a sweater will dress up a golf game and keep an old sweater out of the landfill.
Make sure there is a tight fit so you dont have a lot of extra bulk around the shaft of the club.
Pin along the seamline.
A club head cover made from a sweater will dress up a golf game and keep an old sweater out of the landfill.

A club head cover made from a sweater will dress up a golf game and keep an old sweater out of the landfill.

Photo: Tina Hilton

Golf club covers are more than advertising for the club manufacturer or a way to show your team spirit. Golf club covers protect a valuable commodity that can set you back hundreds of dollars. A cover fashioned from a felted cast-off sweater will cost you nothing but an hour or less. A sleeve is a perfect starting point for a club cover. All you have to do is cut it to size and sew it to fit. If you want to make more than two covers, use the body of the sweater, incorporating the same steps.

Supplies

  • Men’s 100% wool long-sleeved sweater (the thicker the better!)
  • The actual club you are crafting the cover for
  • Straight pins
  • Sharp scissors
  • Sewing machine

Step by Step
1. Felt the sweater in your top-loading washer with the hottest water possible. Check the progress after the first wash, and run it through again if the fabric is not dense enough. Give it a tumble in a hot dryer to complete the process. If you want to skip the felting process, that is fine. Keep in mind a felted sweater will work best because it makes a thicker material to provide added cushioning around the club.

2. Pin the cuff of the sleeve so the club head just fits through the opening. 


Make sure there is a tight fit so you don't have a lot of extra bulk around the shaft of the club.

3. Mark the outline of the cover with pins prior to cutting. 


Pin along the seamline.

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Comments (1)

sygilbert writes: Has anyone used a serger to make these?
Posted: 10:21 pm on June 9th
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