Flute covers are a great way to keep the dust off your flute while it’s still on the instrument stand. I like to cover mine when I’m taking a large break in practicing during the day. (It also keeps the cat from being curious about the shiny thing standing upright.) They are really easy to make and only take about 30 minutes to complete!
What you will need:
- 1 yard of cotton fabric
- Measuring tape or ruler
- Washable sewing marker, pencil, or chalk
- Threaded sewing machine with matching thread
Fold the yard of fabric with the right sides together. Measure 29 3/4″ on the length of the fold and 3 3/4″ inches on the width. If you are not using a folded fabric, make sure to add 1/4″ to the width for the additional seam allowance. (If you have a Foster Extension you will need to add that measurement to the length.) Pin the fabric near the lines, and then mark the lines with the washable sewing marker, pencil, or chalk.
Cut the fabric on the lines you have drawn with the pins remaining in place.
Unpin one opening on one end until the fabric lays flat with the right side down. Leave the rest of the pins in. (You will eventually re-pin the ones you took out.) Sew a 5/8″ seam on the unpinned edge.
Iron the 5/8″ seam folded onto the wrong side. The seam you just created above will be the fold line.
Sew along the inner edge (away from the fold line) to hold the ironed fabric in place. This will be the opening of the flute cover. Re-pin any pins you may have removed from the beginning.
Sew a 1/4″ seam along the long raw edge and the other unfinished width opposite the opening. Do not sew the fold or the opening. (If you did not have a fold from the original yard of fabric, sew a 1/4″ seam on that side.)
Turn the fabric right side out and poke the corners out with a pin if necessary. Iron the flute cover so it lays flat.
There you go! You have just completed your flute cover!