Introduction: The UUUgly Slingbag Cover

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An Ugly Sling bag cover that I use during Rain or Snow as I am a Photographer and carry a DSLR everywhere I go. Its Weatherproof and It was used it during the 2012 Blizzard.

Items needed:
Ugly Gray Duck Tape
1 Gallon Size Ziploc Style Bag

Time to Complete:
35 Minutes

Step 1: Before

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The four pictures are what it looked like for about a year now with wings! the last Picture shows the trimmed wings to give it a smoother shape

Step 2: The Free Duct Tape Roll and a Gallon Size Bag!

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I found a old roll of tape in my toolbag!! I am in Tape heaven! ( Pic 1 )

I used a Gallon sized Ziploc Style Bag bought from the Dollar Tree! ( Three in a box! ) ( Pic 2 )

Step 3: Taping Along All Edges

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I already had covered the edges of the bag with tape from last year, they were in pretty good condition. So, the following four pictures are about taping the trimmed edges.

I layed out a piece of tape under the edge that was trimmed ( Pic 1 )

Noticed how I cut the tape for folding. ( Pic 2 )

The Small tab of tape nearest the bag is folded over like so. ( Pic 3 )

Go to the Other Edge and do the same folding there. Now fold the LONG piece of tape up and onto bag
( Pic 4 )

So it looks like this. ( Pic 5 )

Flip bag over. ( Pic 6 )

Fold flaps of Tape so they look like this. ( Pic 7 )

Now they look like this ( a little Blurry ) ( Pic 8 )

Do the Other Edge that was trimmed in the same manner as this one.

Step 4: Lets Reinforce the Top of the Bag

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My bag strap slips through the Top hole from Underneath. I wanted to reinforce this in and out as I pull a metal caribiner through the hole.

As you can see there is tape only on the outside. ( Pic 1 )

Cut a piece of tape a little smaller than the size of the hole. ( Pic 2 ) Slip the tape straight in so the tape is on the inside and fold over ( Pic 3 )

Repeat the steps on the other side ( Pic 4 )

Step 5: Lay Strips of Tape on Both Sides of Bag

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Make sure you Overlap just a little bit onto the pieces of tape. and Rub out all pieces of tape so you don't have holes or pockets

Step 6: Bottom of Bag Handles

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I Covered the Handle covers at the bottom of the bag Inside as I didn't need them.

Lay a strip of tape here. ( Pic 1& 2 )

Step 7: Covering the Bottom of the Bag Opening Trim

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Ugly Huh? ( Pic 1 )

Lay a strip of tape over the bottom of the bag and overlap about a half inch. ( Pic 2 )

Nice huh! ( Pic 3 ) Now flip the bag over and repeat steps.

Step 8: Looking Uuuuuugly

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Step 9: Bottom of Bag Overlaps for Added Protection

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Step 10: Final Instructions

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At the bottom of the bag in the rear of the bag I needed a port for my Ring on my bag to protrude.

I reinforced the hole with a strip of tape on the outside as well as the inside ( Pic 1 )

Pulled it through and Wala! ( Pic 2 )


v-raze (author)2014-10-13

Like this idea. May adapt it for use on my school backpack, as I like to bicycle year-round and in MI that means snow.

audreyobscura (author)2013-12-16

THIS IS GREAT! What a cheap/easy way to waterproof gear! Thank you so much for the share!

EyeWander (author)audreyobscura2013-12-16

And Wait for the GORILLA tape stuff ( this will be fun..LOL ) Thanks for the heads up

EyeWander (author)audreyobscura2013-12-16

You Are Very Welcome, Before the Frugal Gourmet there was the Frugal Tinkerer..ME!

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