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Old 07-22-2019, 04:35 PM   #1
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Default Walsh shuttle pipe bag cover

I'd like to get a new and different cover for my Walsh shuttle pipe as a sort of change-up, say corduroy or tweed. The big problem is where to get one that's not of velvet. I've come across conflicting information as to whether or not a regular smallpipe pattern will fit. Would someone please confirm or deny this?
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Old 07-23-2019, 01:52 AM   #2
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Default Re: Walsh shuttle pipe bag cover

Your current cover will be a pattern. Or use some paper to make a pattern. Then you can use and material you like to make a cover. Someone handy with a sewing machine could knock one up in an hour or two.

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Old 07-26-2019, 09:37 AM   #3
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Default Re: Walsh shuttle pipe bag cover

As Paul says above, make a paper pattern. Turn your current cover inside out and smooth it such that the seam is at one edge of the flattened cover. Place the bag on a piece of heavy paper something like a Brown paper bag. Draw round the cover in standard murder scene outline, but keep the line at the fold side of your flattened cover tight to the cover, and add 1 to 3/4" extra width to the other side to allow for a hem. Dash a line on the pattern where the seam occurs so you can place the line of stitching in that location, which will fix the width. You will trim that excess hem amount later. Mark on the pattern where the Common stock and the Blowpipe Stock occur. These areas will get a hoop sewn from a rectangle of your chosen cover material that is doubled and then turned inside out. THen the hoop will be sewn to the hole you will cut for the stock, allowing again, a hem amount. Similarly you can add decorative bands of whatever you want in the way of braid, ribbons, or whichever craft material you may desire.
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