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I have been doing drums for a while now, but my sticks were always all over. They wouldn't stay in anything I carried them in, and I couldn't find a stick case that looked good. I had some scrap vinyl leather lying around, which was big enough for a good-sized case.

Im sorry if the pictures arent very good, I wasnt really planning on making an instructable with this.
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Step 1: Stuff!

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I found I only needed a few things:

-The leather (duh!)
-Some copper-colored, heavy-duty thread (this is a must! Normal thread wont hold up)
-A curved sewing needle

you will also need a straight edge, a marker or pen, and scissors

Step 2: Cut it to size

I found that a piece of fabric about 18 inches by 2 inches was perfect for this, including sewing overlap (I had to eyeball it, these aren't exact), so I cut two pieces, one for the back and one for the front.

You will also need a piece 1 3/4 inches by about 4 or 5 inches. More on this part later.

Sorry, I dont have a picture for this part

Step 3: Start sewing

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The thread needs to be 6 times as long as the side that youre working on. You also need to tie the thread on the needle so that it is doubled, this gives it extra strength.

You will need to fold the fabric underneath itself about 1/4 inch on each side. I found that pinning this here helped a lot. I stitched this in a way where you pull the needle through one side, and then loop back over the edge to the same side again, like a corkscrew. Knot it at the ends to keep it in place. Do this for one of the long pieces.

For the other piece, stop sewing about 3 1/2 inches down from the top one a long edge. Youre going to fold it over and cut the excess off, so that it creates a corner. [See the pictures] Sew this corner, and finish it off.
TechNerd1012 (author) 4 years ago
Wow, I can't believe how long its been since I made my first Instructable!