The UUUgly Slingbag Cover

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About: Photographer, Artist, Wanderer, Bench Tech, Geek, Musician, Funny Guy. A Good laugh is Always Healthy when it is not at Others expense. Creativity comes out at Times out of Lack and or Boredom for Me and...

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
Scissors

Time to Complete:
35 Minutes

Step 1: Before

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Step 9: Bottom of Bag Overlaps for Added Protection

Step 10: Final Instructions

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 )

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    4 years ago on Introduction

    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.