How to Sew an Awesome Recorder Cover
Here are the written directions to sew an awesome recorder cover. Click on the link below to watch the video for a more thorough step by step tutorial.
Fun fabric – 1/3 yard (I used cotton); if the print goes horizontal, you’ll need ½ yard FYI you can make more than one recorder case with the yardage.
Interfacing – I use iron-on
Cording – 24”
Safety pin to pull cord through
Pressing cloth to adhere interfacing
Click HERE to watch the video where I explain it a lot better than in text!
Cut fabric and interfacing 15” long and 5 ½ wide. Mark 1” from top and then trim corners off. This will help with the cording.
Fold material in half and cut off another corner from the unnotched side to give a notch in the middle at the top.
Then follow manufacturer’s directions to apply the interfacing to the wrong side of the fabric.
Fold over those notched edges and then tack down with the sewing machine.
Hemming the Top
Now fold over that one inch of the top that you measured before, wrong sides together and sew the length of it close to the cut edge to give plenty of room for the cord.
Now that the hem is finished, fold the material in half with right sides of fabric together. Sew down from folded edge (top) to the bottom and then sew across the bottom. I gave 1/2″ seam allowance (distance from needle to cut edge.) Trim off extra fabric. Turn outside out. Press.
Cut 2 12” pieces of cord. Stick safety pin through 1 piece of cord, then slide safety pin through one side of hemmed edge coming out the other side and then go through the back side. Knot the two ends together. Repeat for other cord but start on the opposite side. Tie a knot with these two ends. When you pull on the two knots, the bag should close. You are done! One awesome recorder cover! Take a picture and email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to see it!