My brother recently got a guitar. I won't go into how jealous I am of the fact that he plays really, really well and has never had a lesson. Instead, I've directed my energy into making something for his guitar, which we have named "Swarley". (If you watch "How I Met Your Mother" you might catch that reference...) So what did I make?
A tag for his guitar strap! It's just two pieces of canvas and two pieces of wool felt sewn together on the sides, but it adds a little something fun to his guitar.
I wrote "Swarley" with my water-soluble embroidery pen, then stitched it all up. Rarely do I get the chance to stitch something big and bold like this, so I went for a chain stitch on the letters. Um. I don't like chain stitching. It looks pretty, but I get all twisted with it.
After I finally got through that, I added some running and back stitches around the letters. I love the extra dimension of it.
On a second piece of canvas, I sewed a little felt pocket to hold extra picks. Cute, right?
I stitched the ends together for each side, then sewed the sides together. This part was done on the sewing machine. Because they were straight seams and I can handle that.
My brother likes it, and I think it's a fun way to dress up Swarley!