DIY Tutorial : Rainproof Bag Cover

It has been rainy quite a lot in Tokyo lately and i really hate getting my bag wet [i carry a lot of paper and what not, its terrible when it gets wet]

A friend of mine gave me a rainproof bag cover and its brilliant! [basically you put your bag inside the bag cover XD]
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I loved it but it did not fit most of my bags [i carry really big bags] so i decided to make one with a few changes [no handles, elastic gathering around the top instead of a pull string”

Here’s a tutorial so you can make one too! <-- u prolly dont need one, its pretty basic idea but i hope it inspires u XD  photo bag-6_zps89cd1333.jpg

This whole idea started when i came across an old raincoat.
Its actually brand new* but not something i would ever wear so i was about to throw it out in my last big house cleanup.
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*Though i purchased the raincoat, the SA gave me the poncho version by mistake. I never returned it either since it was very cheap.

To work out the size you need, you can use the dust bag your bag comes with.
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If your bag does not come with a dust bag, use the measurements of your bag [L x W x H]
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Sew up the ends
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I used an overlocker to do this but since raincoat material doesnt actually fray you can just use a normal sewing machine stitch too.
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Fold the top down 1 inch and sew a channel. Thread elastic or ribbon through it [i used elastic]
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Add handles if u wish but i was happy to use my bag’s original handles.

As you can see, i cut it in such a way the buttons are still on the bag cover, it makes it easier to get the bag in and out of the cover!
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Happy sewing!
xoxo Yumeko

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13 Responses to DIY Tutorial : Rainproof Bag Cover

  1. Jennifer says:

    This is so cool! I love the way that the buttons are still there so it can stay on your bag tightly when you need it too and you can slip it off easily when you want to take it off, brilliant! Wish I could sew like you, it seems so handy.

  2. Mikka Mori says:

    Wow, that’s a really nice idea!!! I love it!!
    I have no patience with sewing, although I love crafts and DIY’s… So I created a paper jewelry line! Still fashion, but more into craft, I hope you come by and get to know them! I’d love to hear your opinion!

    Xoxo, Mikka

  3. Kat says:

    This is a brilliant idea! Love what you did and I may try to make it myself. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Khatsii says:

    Awesome idea! I might try this out!

  5. Sam says:

    This is so brilliant! Today when I went to class I saw a girl who had a modified version to cover up her backpack and I thought that it was so clever 🙂 Thanks for the quick tutorial!

  6. Kendall says:

    That’s such a cute and creative idea 🙂

  7. JU says:

    that’s a great idea! i love your kitty cat pattern, it makes the bag super cute to carry in the rain!

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