Sunday, July 23, 2006

Mandolin case from denim.

I've decided to use some of my recycled denim to make a soft case for my mandolin. First I put three pairs of jeans in the washer and added bleach during the spin cycle to give them interesting white blotches. Using bleach is risky, so adult supervision is a good idea.
Then after they were dry, I cut apart the cloth from the seams. I'm keeping all the parts until I know for sure if I need them or not. Next I have to trace around my mandolin to make a pattern. I'll have to give my older sister credit here because back in high school she made a guitar case out of my dad's old air force fatigues. She used the button placket as the opening to unbutton it to get the guitar out. Very clever.

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