Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Cello Bow Sleeve

 I finally got around to making a sleeve for my cello bow.  One of the issues I have with my cello case is that when it is closed, the bow touches the front of my cello, leaving rosin residue on the instrument that I can't seem to get rid of.  It's really not good, so for a long time now I've been planning to make a sleeve to store my bow in and protect my cello.  A lot of violinists use a blanket or a bag around their violin, but for a large, vertical cello case, I think this is a more manageable solution.  I used a piece of fabric I got in a Hawthorne Threads scrap pack.  It was about 4.5" wide at its narrowest point, and is a large-scale print that I didn't think would benefit from being cut into smaller pieces for some hypothetical future project.

I cut a piece of fabric 4.75" by about 35", which was the longest piece the original scrap of fabric would allow at that width.  I made a wide (about 2.5") double hem at the selvedge end, and then did a narrow french seam around the raw edges.  I used a few internet french-seam-pillowcase tutorials for inspiration.  The sleeve fits the cello bow perfectly, with enough ease to get it in and out easily, but not so much that it gets in the way snapping it into the case's bow holder.  Here's an action shot:

2 comments:

  1. I like it. I need one with some padding since I have a soft case and want a little more protections for mine since the box is on the outside... But thanks for the inspiration to MAKE it since I am not finding what I'm looking for otherwise!

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  2. I finally got around to making a sleeve for my cello bow. One of the issues I have with my cello case is that when it is closed, the bow touches ... icellobow.blogspot.com

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