Don’t leave that banjo collecting dust in the corner- whip up a soft case for it from a pair of old pants. You can use it as a gig bag, too.
I made this one many years ago, and it’s pretty rough, but effective. You can make a neater version if you prefer!
Step 1: What You will Need
• A banjo that needs a case
• A pair of pants, probably small adult size- not too big, but big enough for the head of the banjo to fit in the top part of the pants and long enough to cover the whole banjo. The pants need to be made from fairly thick fabric (like cord or fleece) to protect your banjo, but not too thick to sew through several layers (denim may be too thick, but you could try it). It’s best if your pants have belt loops, or if you’re using track pants, a draw cord around the waist.
• A piece of cord (unless there’s one in your pants already), approx. 50cm/125cm long.
• Needle and thread, sewing machine if possible, scissors,
• Hook and loop tape if you want a secure pocket for your capo/tuner/picks (optional).