In this tutorial article we are going to show you how to make your own pack cover.
|Skill Level||Estimated Time||Estimated Cost|
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!