This is not a tutorial, I will quite happily admit that the bulk of the pattern I used was inspired by this lovely tutorial at Mommy by Day, Crafter by Night, which is excellent and has some easy to follow instructions.
I changed it a bit – I used a medium wadding instead of duck cloth, had a different zip arrangement, with patches to secure the open ends of the zip, and I also added an additional layer of padding under the lining given that my ukelele case is intended to see a certain amount of outdoor travel.
And of course, it is patchworked. Mmmmm, love my collection of vintage patchwork squares that I inherited from my mother.
That said, it means that this blog post is a gratuitous excuse for me to post endless pictures of my new ukelele case because I am so made up with it. I have tried new things – it was my first delve into quilting, something I would like to take forward. I added an additional layer of plain fabric on the quilted sections to stop the wadding from catching.
I also made my own bias binding (in RAINBOW fabric you’ll note) and had a go at piping, so there are lots of new skills to take forward there. Hopefully you can see that it also has purple and white polka dot fabric as a contrasting lining. I am pretty pleased with the hand sewn lining, it is neater than I would have hoped.
It’s not perfect and I’ve learned a lot that hopefully I can take forward, but practice is perfect right? It’s taken me ages, but rightfully so. I think I’ve gained a bit more confidence in having a go at trickier projects now… Bring on the Halloween costume!