Create your own personal bag to protect your recorder. It is easy and fast to make and ideal for travelling or just to keep it save from scratches.
The finished dimensions for the recorder bag: 12cm x 40cm
Find Pattern instructions – here
Any fabric will work – I used denim, printed cotton and batting.
Draw the picture you want to appliqué onto appliqué paper and iron it on the cotton.
Cut it neatly out, pull off the back paper and iron it onto the front of the bag.
Put the batting at the back of the fabric and pin it in place.
Do a top stitch/blanket stitch on the edge of the picture with you machine or by hand.
Draw the lines for the music onto the fabric with a piece of soap or tailor’s chalk.
You can sew this part with a normal straight stitch and a normal machine foot.
You just need to make sure that the lines are parallel.
The music notes was done with a free hand embroidery foot.
You can make rough note marks with your tailor’s chalk and sew it with your freehand embroidery foot.
I call it playing with your machine as you can do anything and be free from any restrictions here.
Finish all the detail you want on the outside.
Join the two pieces (denim with batting and the cotton) with wrong sides facing each other.
Cut the edges neat.
Finish off the edge of the short (straight) front with a piece of bias binding and put half of the velcro in place.
Fold the whole bag double and sew the edges together.
Cut bias binding – (this can be of the same fabric or the contrast)
Width – 5cm
Finish off your recorder bag by sewing bias binding all around the bag.
Sew the other half of the velcro on the inside of the flap.
Simple as that – a neat recorder bag to keep your recorder safe!
Now you can continue playing ……