Silk Violin Bag - Blue Skies
Our luxurious, 100% silk violin bag, hand-dyed two-tone blue, designed, and made by two violinists (who also happen to be sisters), will provide protection for your violin. Luthiers recommend that silk, one of natures best insulators, be wrapped around a violin in its case to help slow changes in temperature and humidity, thereby preventing cracking, sticky pegs, and damage to varnish. Our bag is made of pure and soft silk charmeuse, and is designed to fit around your violin in any case. The fine French seams are snag-free, and the nylon drawstring will hold the bag snugly around your violin. We hand-dye and hand-sew all our bags, and are open to suggestions or requests for new colors!
We hand dye all our silk! This bag is hand-dyed with an acid dye, so called because it requires an acidic dye bath. We use white vinegar as our acid additive. Hand-dying the silk allows slight variations in the color of the fabric which may appear as shadings or spotting. This is a natural characteristic of hand-dying process, and part of what makes each of our bags uniquely beautiful.
Care: Dry clean only, iron with steam if needed
Materials: Silk charmeuse, polyester thread, nylon drawstring
Our inspiration came from a gift we made for two of our siblings. After searching for real silk violin bags and being unable to find any that were true silk and affordable, we decided to make them as gifts for our siblings. So many people asked where they got their violin bags, we decided to make them available to everyone! After much discussion with other violinists, we decided that the most important details for a violin bag were seams that don't snag or fray, a bag that fits the violin without excess fabric that could bunch in a smaller violin case, and a drawstring that wouldn't catch on the instrument while it was being put in the bag. We believe we have solved all these difficulties. Our seams are french seams, so no raw or surged edges show anywhere. The bag is shaped to the instrument for a snug but not too tight fit. Our drawstring is in a casing on the outside of the bag and is not too long so it is highly unlikely that it will catch on the instrument at any time.
All of our bags are designed to fit a full sized violin (although some of my students with smaller violins still use the full size version - they will eventually have a full-sized violin which will fit!). If you are interested in a bag for a smaller violin or any instrument with unusual measurements, please contact us and we would be happy to custom make a bag for you! If you do not see the color bag you most want, we can also make custom color bags.
To use our bags, put your violin in scroll-first and then pull the draw-string end closed around the body of the violin. Tuck the ends of the drawstring under the violin and put your violin in its case.
- Fits a full size violin
- 100% pure silk charmeuse