Recently my son taught himself to ride a motorcycle. He did it the smart way and paid for a course before he invested in buying one. He decided he liked it and bought himself a small Honda Grom. The bike is so stinking cute I am hoping to buy it from him when he decides to upgrade to a bigger one. But he is having so much fun on it I am starting to wonder if he will ever upgrade!
He has started up his own group of buddies that all go riding together. One fella even downsized his big bike for a Grom.
An event came up that he was interested in and got his buddies to join him on a Toy Run. He had an idea that he asked me about. He wanted to see if I would be interested in making a helmet cover. Oh yes! This was right up my alley. He had seen a helmet cover online and wanted to have one ready for the ride. The one he seen was $40.00 and that did not include the shipping.
We went to the fabric store and picked out some material. Then to the dollar store for some eyes. Well they were not really eyes. They are 2 kids plastic baseballs that come in a set with a plastic baseball bat. I had to buy two sets as it only came with one ball per package. But it was only $2.50 each. I found a stuffed animal at the thrift store that I ripped another set of eyes off of. I also found a stuffed alligator that had the perfect set of teeth.
I grabbed his helmet and traced out the basic pattern. The furry material was stretchy so I made it a bit snug so it would stay in place while riding. Chris also added some two sided tape to certain areas for added security.
The image he showed me was pretty good but I wanted to add some extra touches to this one. I added the gums as I thought it would make the teeth stand out better and give it a more finished look. Plus the extra set of eyes was the icing on the cake. It was perfect.
Here is Chris just before he took off for the Toy Run.
The toy run was a success and his monster helmet cover was a hit. He said a ton of people kept taking photographs. Which is hilarious as he hates his photo being taken!
Myself… well I was pleased just to be a part of the making of this hilarious helmet cover. Oh and it cost under $20.00 to make so I was well under budget and Chris didn’t even have to pay the shipping!