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.
Ugly Gray Duck Tape
1 Gallon Size Ziploc Style Bag
Time to Complete:
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 )