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Topic: guitar-shaped bag for my boyfriend's PSP (WITH TUTORIAL. and so many pics!!)  (Read 50712 times)
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« on: November 27, 2007 10:33:30 PM »

my boyfriend saw a guitar-shaped sling bag and he got crazy over it. so i offered to make him one. however, he said that it should be small, just perfect for his PSP slim.

well.you've probably seen bigger and leather versions of this. what i made was veddy small. just a bit bigger than a paperback.



that would be a fender stratocaster . screws are handsewn with gold threads. knobs are buttons. there are so many things that i would change about this bag. i will make a gibson les paul for me and it will be better.  Cheesy

TUTORIAL:

1. Print a guitar image onto an A4 paper. Trace your image; 2 for the body, 2 for lining, 2 for your scratchplate.


2. Out of silver-y fabric, cut and sew rectangle and tear-shaped pieces. The rectangle would be your whammy bar while the tear-shaped piece would serve as your input jack.


3. Take your scratchplate pieces, right sides together, and sew all the way around. Leave a 2-inch gap for turning inside out.


4. After this, clip all the way around so that the curves would be better-defined. Turn inside out and sew on top of the front body of your bag. Use the image you printed for the position of the scratchplate.


5. Now sew the whammy bar and the input jack. Take three strips of bias tape (or any fabric that matches the color of your scratchplate). Their length should be the same as your whammy bar. These strips would be your single-coil pickups. Position them according to the image and sew. Mark the parts of the scratchplate where the screws are. Embroider these with silver thread. Handsew circles on the strips you just added. Remember,these circles should be aligned.


6. Mark the volume and tone controls. Sew on buttons for these.


7. Now position your front and back pieces, right sides together. Sew from the highest points of the curved tops on both sides. Do the same to the lining, leaving a gap at the bottom. (If you want, you can add a pocket or two before doing this.)


8. Turn the outer body inside out and place it inside the lining. Sew the opening of your bag.


9. Pull out your outer body through the gap at the bottom of the lining.


10. Your bag is starting to take shape. Smiley Topstitch the top part.


11. Attach one end of the strap with the rectangular ring for the adjuster. Sew the other end. Do not forget to sew the gap in your lining shut.


12. And you're done!

And here is mine, back from a trip to the mall.


FYI, I know nothing about guitars, I had to google the parts as my boyfriend is not around to tell me. Cheesy
Happy sewing.
UH, PLEASE DONT MAKE ANY FOR SELLING. THANKS. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2007 10:43:48 PM »

SO awesome!!  Shocked
I love the detail!
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2007 10:44:05 PM »

wow, that's so cool! and pretty unique. good job creating your own.
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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2007 10:51:38 PM »

Cute!
And les pauls are sweet looking guitars  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2007 10:52:47 PM »

OMG, I'm in love with this. I wish I wasn't overrun with handbags because I want one.
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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2007 11:00:25 PM »

Wow! THIS IS AMAZING! It looks so good, even better than those pleather (plastic-leather) ones that sells for ridiculous prices! This is really great! I'm hitting "this rocks" in a moment! Great job! And if you do make a les paul version, do post it up, I am sure it'll be swwwwweeeeeeeeeet!Also, I was wondering, does it close with a zip or button?
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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2007 11:11:21 PM »

oh yay thanks for the nice feedback Smiley cant wait my show my boyfriend your comments. he is very proud of his bag, it's insane. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2007 11:16:35 PM »

Wow! THIS IS AMAZING! It looks so good, even better than those pleather (plastic-leather) ones that sells for ridiculous prices! This is really great! I'm hitting "this rocks" in a moment! Great job! And if you do make a les paul version, do post it up, I am sure it'll be swwwwweeeeeeeeeet!Also, I was wondering, does it close with a zip or button?

thanks!
the bag doesn't have a lock. it's small you see. so, the opening does not gape Wink
and the PSP rests perfectly in the bottom curved part so it's far from evil snatching hands. heehee
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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2007 11:32:35 PM »

Wow that's just the most fantastic bag, I totally thought it was an actual guitar from the lil thumbnail on the homepage and was particularly interested as my bloke has a guitar that looks just like it only it was beige and he's currently sanding it down and reconstructing it so I wondered what the post was, and I look and there's a freeeaking bag Shocked  Anyways I digress, that bag is totally amaaaazing!!!
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« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2007 11:46:03 PM »

Sweet job!!  It looks so realistic!  There is just no words that I can think of that can describe how flippin awesome that is.
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