DIY Pack Cover

In this tutorial article we are going to show you how to make your own pack cover.

Project Overview

Skill Level Estimated Time Estimated Cost
Beginner 45 Minutes $


Materials and Tools


Materials Needed: Tools Needed:
1 Yard Waterproof Fabric Sewing Machine
4 Feet of Shock Cord Scissors
1 Cordlock Ruler/Tape Measure


Step 1: Measure your full pack top to bottom and side to side. Add 3 inches to both measurements so you have room for your rolled hems.



Step 2: Lay out fabric on a flat surface. Use the measurements from step 1 to mark and cut your fabric to size.


Step 3: Once your fabric is cut hem each of the 4 corners by folding in 2 inches then rolling over and sewing along straight edge. Reference pictures below for help.


Step 4: Once all 4 corners are hemmed you will now do a rolled hem the whole way around the pack cover.

Step 5: All 4 of your corners/edges should look like the picture below now.


Step 6: Last step is to run the shock cord around the perimeter of the pack cover and add your cord lock to the end.


You should now have a completed pack cover ready to use!