This is a water resistant dry bag that has at least half a gallon of storage space. If you follow the directions right you are sure to have a water tight bag.
Step 1: Supplies
To make this bag you don't need a lot of materials and it's pretty easy to make. These are the materials you will need.
- water proof fabric
- side release buckle
- plastic sheet
You will also need a couple tools.
- sewing machine
- safety pin
- steam iron
- measuring tape
Also if you steam iron the cloth be very careful because most water proof fabrics are made of plastic and melt easily.
You will need to cut out a round piece of fabric with a diameter of 7 inches. You will also need to cut a rectangular piece of fabric with the dimensions of 22 inches by 14 inches. After that take the rectangular piece and fold it in half inside out so that it makes a 11 inch by 14 inch rectangle.and sew the ends together so that it makes a cylinder. Next sew the circle inside out at the end of the cylinder. Make sure that it is sown on tight because you want it to be water resistant.
The bag should still be inside out. Now take the lighter and melt all the seams so that water won't be able to pass. After that flip the bag inside in and check for holes.
You will need to flip the bag inside out, flatten it out and have the seam of the cylinder in the middle of the bag.Put the piece of sheet plastic at the top of the bag and cut it so that it is the right length it should be 2 inches by 9 inches. After that fold the piece of sheet plastic in half this will give it rigidity. Once that is done fold the inside of the bag out and slide the piece of sheet plastic in it. Sew the flap all around the bag.
You will know need to cut a strand of cloth that is 3/4 inch by 20 inches. Put the slide release buckle 9 1/2 inches apart and sew them on. Then sew the two straps hanging together. after that lay it across the top of the bag on the side opposite of the piece of sheet plastic. The bag should still be inside out. Then sew the strap on. Then carefully cut two holes under the slide release buckles and put the slide release buckles through the hole. Finally flip the bag inside in and sew the slide release buckle on that side.
Your bag is finished but if you don't know how to close the bag here's how. You will want to take out some of the excess air from the bag. Then roll down the stiffened cross bar down into the bag at least three tight rolls. Then clip the slide release buckle.
I'm not sure if I was clear enough in explaining the steps, but I think
the photos will help. Also if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Suggestions and corrections are appreciated. I hope you enjoyed making this bag.