There are countless ways to show your personality through crafts. It’s easy to create beyond the traditional and come up with something truly unique. Instead of sewing a bag that can simply carry your stuff, you can come up with something that reflects who you are. This guitar bag does just that. Not only does it shout to the world that you have rocking sewing skills, it also shows that you rock, be it as a genuine or wannabe rock star.
With an endless array of colors to choose from, you can even express what kind of music you’re into. Whether you’re a punk princess or a hardcore metal artist, you can sport this bag and be the envy of everyone. After all, everyone can relate to loving music.
Pin your pickguard pieces, right sides together. Sew all the way around, leaving a 2" opening for turning it inside out. Before turning the pickguard inside out, clip or cut around it. This will nicely define the curves. Then turn it right side out.
Position your pickguard on the body and sew, using the image you printed for reference.
To position the bridge and input jack, again refer to the image you printed out. Sew them onto the body, using matching thread.
Cut three 2" strips of bias tape. Position them on your pickguard. They should be aligned to the bridge, except that the bias strip near the bridge should be slanting. Again, use your printed image as a reference. Sew the bias strips onto your pickguard.
Using tailor’s chalk, mark 6 points on these bias tape strips and on your bridge. These points should also align; they’re the pickup pole pieces and the bridge saddles for each string. Mark another 2 points on the opposite ends of your input jack, and the points near the edge of the pickguard where there are more screws.
Embroider these points with silver thread, using a backstitch or French knots.
Step #5: Add tone and volume controls and finish the body.
Sew up the gap in the lining. Attach your favorite band buttons to the strap, and you’re ready to rock!
There are other ways to create your own guitar bag, and I’m sure you’ll come up with great ideas that speak to your own uniqueness. Add a whammy bar or real guitar strap!
Instead of sewing the individual elements, one alternative is to print an image of a guitar on fabric, then stitch it up to a coordinating backside (or maybe you’ll print the back of a guitar for that piece, too).