A few weeks ago, while thinking of items that I can add to my handmade shop just in time for Christmas, I considered going back to making things that made a lot of people smile (i.e. were bestsellers). Great example: the guitar bag.
While my lovely customers did love them, I wanted to do a different version. A product redesign, if you will. Recalling some feedback from said lovely customers, I thought about adding zipper to the bag.
And here is what I came up with:
And I wrote a tutorial for those who want to give this design a go. Enjoy!
To make a DIY acoustic guitar bag, you will need the following:
pattern (LOWER SECTION, UPPER SECTION & FRONT ELEMENTS)
outer bag fabric (printed or plain, up to you/ my elephant fabric came from WholePort)
black fabric for the center circular section of the bag
maroon fabric for the scratchplate
black nylon webbing (3/4 inch in width) – you will need a 55-inch piece and a small 3-inch piece
adjuster set for your nylon strap
Trace your pattern onto the outer and lining guitar bag fabrics. Don’t forget allowance for all sides. For piece E you can choose to use the 3-inch nylon strap instead of fabric. Before we start construction, make sure that your interfacing is fused with the outer fabrics.
1. Cut a 5-inch section of the nylon webbing. Insert it into a rectangular ring, as pictured above. Insert the rest of the 55-inch nylon strap through the other side of the same ring. The upper section should be inserted into the adjuster and the other end through the middle of the same adjuster. Sew this end to secure.