Saturday, September 10, 2011
This is a very nice gig bag for which I drafted a pattern by just tracing around the ukulele. Then I cut the pieces, and also cut 2 pieces for a zipped pocket so that when I sewed on the pocket I would have an extra non-zipped pocket on it as well. I happened to have a short turquoise zipper so I used that as a contrast to the hot pink of the fabric and the side zipper.The side zipper was a long invisible zipper I bought at Jo-Ann's to match the double sided quilted fabric. I just sewed in the invisible zipper as I would have a regular one, and I love the look. This was a "wearable muslin" for my own pattern, and it turned out to be the one to keep! Later - very much later - I may make a self-quilted bag from special musical or tropical fabrics, but now this has turned out well, and I like it very much! A couple weeks after I bought the fabric, there wasn't any left at JA's so I am glad to have purchased it when I did! I didn't put a handle on this, so maybe next time I will sew in a handle. I rarely take it anywhere so I don't need a shoulder strap. This case protects it a bit more, and in the end I found that my basic nylon gig bag the ukulele came with will fit inside this hot pink case, so the instrument is now doubly protected. I do leave the uke laying around my den, so it's good to have it now only protected but very visible!