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« on: January 10, 2009 06:48:59 PM »

Yes, I AM back from the dead! After a rather long hiatus, I am actually posting something new!

I have been playing ukulele now for a while, and my baby Stella needed a case. Soooo.... I used my novice sewing skills and created this:

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The sad thing about this is that I don't use it... That red satin lining was a biiig mistake, as was putting a smaller zipper in the bottom instead of a larger one on the side. The gears in the headstock have already torn up the lining and every time I pull the uke from the bag, it becomes terribly out of tune.

But, I did think it was a pretty good first attempt, and I wanted to share it! If anyone has any tips on how to make the next one better, I'm all ears!
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009 07:02:18 PM »

wow!! what a nice case!! It's really too bad it doesn't work the way you wanted it....but hey,you live and learn and next time I know it will be perfect Smiley
All the best!

By the way, did you make it without a pattern??  I would love to make a case for my guitar but I didn't think I could do it...
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2009 07:05:29 PM »

ach, no advice, I'm afraid, just sympathy that you can't use it - it's so cute! is the ukulele going out of tune because when the gears tear the lining the drag is making them loosen, do you think?
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2009 07:08:21 PM »

BonEsInspired: No, I didn't use a pattern. I could post a tute, I suppose, when I make the new one, though. It was easier than I expected... basically I just traced around the uke to get the shape I needed, and gave myself a very generous seam allowance. I made the lining first to make sure it would fit, and then based the outside on that.

jukebox: I think that's exactly why it was going out of tune. But, I know how to fix it next time around, so we'll see if I can make it better!
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2009 07:12:31 PM »

why not cut out the lining and put in a tougher one?   i love ukuleles! i bought a uke last year with the intention of learning it, but i'm just no good at teaching myself. my boyfriend has picked it up pretty quickly though. good luck with your case
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2009 07:59:06 PM »

The gears in the headstock have already torn up the lining and every time I pull the uke from the bag, it becomes terribly out of tune.

Maybe wrap the headstock in something before you put it in the bag? I do this with my guitar because I onyl have a soft case.

Good luck with the fixing/new case!
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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2009 08:38:11 PM »

Perhaps you need to take inspiration froma guitar case??
All in all, very well done!

A ukulele!! How unusual. The nearest I have to unusual is my banjo-playing Uncle Phil, but he doesn't play so much anymore Sad
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