Thursday, August 03, 2006

mandolin case

mandolin case
Originally uploaded by fyrefantasy.
I bought this mandolin on Ebay a few years ago, and it came in a semi-crushed cardboard box. I didn't want to take it out of the house without a case, and I wanted to make something out of denim, so the funkilicious denim mando case was born.


Grammy said...

I came across this blog entry while searching the internet for mandolin cases. I thought maybe you would give directions for a make-your-own. I have something different in mind - I have a good supply of quality backed vinyl, and I thought that might work. My idea is to make it like you might make a hard case, that is, with top & bottom, and strip holding the two together. I have an idea for the opening to use on one side a double piece, allowing one piece to overlap the other - one attached to top, and one to bottom, naturally. Then carrying handles on the open side. I haven't figured out quite yet how to do it them. In any case, I'm not sure I have the energy and initiate to do this project!


Lady Arwen of the Silver Rose said...

It sounds like you have the planning done. Sometimes at leather stores I see some great books that explain how to make containers of all kinds including musical instrument cases. I would take a pencil and lay your mandolin on big paper and carefully trace around it to get the shape for your pattern. Then be sure to add extra for seam allowances.
And be sure to swing by a music store to inspect how they hinge cases together. You can learn a lot by seeing how someone else did it.