Our oldest grandson plays trumpet in his middle school band and the regional honors band concert was this past weekend. Fortunately, we were able to attend the concert and he did a fantastic job playing with his peers from eight surrounding counties.
Anyway, he needed a bag of some sort to store one of the mutes for his trumpet.
I found this vintage musical fabric in my stash. It was vintage as it is only 36-inches wide and it came from my grandmother’s house. I don’t know when the fabric manufacturers changed to 42-44 inch wide fabrics but it was a long time ago (1960’s or ’70’s). I thought it was perfect for the bag except that it had some pink instruments on it and I knew that he wouldn’t like that. So I got out my permanent fabric markers and went over the pink with the red and filled in some white trumpets with blue.
I cut the parachute cord drawstring too short to knot the ends so I just wrapped some black thread around the ends about 20-25 times, stitched it securely then burned the nylon ends with a lighter to keep them from fraying.
I’m not sure if he liked it but it will keep his trumpet mute clean and cushioned on his case.