How to Make a Homemade Flute Bag

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How to Make a Homemade Flute Bag
A flute needs a bag to carry it from one location to another. (flute image by saied shahinkiya from Fotolia.com)

Flute bags make transporting a personal flute easy. There are a few options available for flute bags, such as bags to place the flute in directly or bags to place a flute and its case inside of for easy transportation. The easiest flute bags to make are simple bags that can hold the flute case.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Measuring tape
  • Fabric
  • Sewing pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Hook and loop
  • Strip of fabric, leather or similar object (optional)

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Measure the flute case. The bag needs to fit the flute case with enough extra space to make slipping the case in and out simple. Measure the length, width and depth of the case.

  2. 2

    Draw a rectangle on the fabric. The rectangle should have a length that is about 2 to 3 inches longer than the case and a width that is the measurement of the width and depth combined with an extra inch for seam allowance. Draw a second rectangle about 2 inches longer with the same width. The extra fabric forms a flap to close the case.

  3. 3

    Cut out the fabric.

  4. 4

    Fold down one of the short sides of the fabric for the bag about 1/4 to 1/2 inch on the inside. Sew the side down. Repeat for the other piece of fabric for the bag. Fold down the fabric with the added inches about 1/4 inch, and sew down the extra 2 to 3 inches.

  5. 5

    Line up the two pieces of fabric with the outside facing in and the inside facing out. The unsewn sides of the fabric should line up. The sides with the sewn sides will be uneven because one side is slightly larger than the other side. Pin the fabric together.

  6. 6

    Sew the three sides about 1/2 inch into the fabric. This will leave one side open for the bag. Turn the fabric right-side out.

  7. 7

    Stick a hook and loop strip onto the bag at the opening. Put one side on the extra flap and put the other on the bag so that the flap can close and stay closed.

  8. 8

    Add handles, if desired. Handles can include a strip of fabric, a leather strap or any other similar item. Sew them onto the bag either from the inside on two sides so they come out of the flap or on the outside.

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