I like zipper bags because they can't spill and if the little pieces need to be stored inside the canopy's storage bag, I want to make sure I don't lose any pieces. I knew I could find heavier zipper bags somewhere online, but I decided to reinforce the one I had with duct tape.
Step 1: Materials
Step 2: Starting Off
Next tear off a piece of tape that is about 2 inches longer than twice the width of the bag. This way you can cover both sides and have a 2 inch overlap. Center the tape across one side of the bag so that it is straight and will wrap around neatly to the other side. Flip the bag over and apply one end, then overlap it with the other end of the tape.
Step 3: Continue Evenly Spaced Bands...
Step 4: Finishing Up
To make this a more finished edge, I decided to skip 1 row and finish the zipper flap. I didn't want to leave the last seam on the outer edge in case it started to unravel.
Tear off another piece of tape that is about 2 inches longer than double the width of a side. Hold the tape up to the bag to approximate where the tape will overlap. Make a cut about 1/4 of the way across the tape and fold over the top 1/4 on everything but the 2 inch overlap. Apply the tape to the top of the bag so that there is room for the zipper to move freely. When you get to the end, fold over the upper section of the 2 inch overlap. Finish the last band layer and you are all done.
Step 5: Finished Bag
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