Rainbow backpack rain-cover

Rainbow backpack rain-cover

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Umbrellas don’t work for me.
Anyone ever noticed how many collapsed umbrellas you find laying around in the streets after a windy rainstorm? sticking out of trash cans, rolling on sidewalks…?

This Instructable is my answer to all wounded umbrellas angrily abandoned in the streets after failing to fill their purpose: blocking some rain.

TURN YOUR OLD BROKEN UMBRELLA INTO A WATER SAFE RAIN-COVER FOR YOUR BACKPACK.

Unlike an umbrella, this rain cover weighs just a few grams- neatly rolled at the bottom of your bag it takes up no space. got caught out in the rain? just pull it out, wrap your bag and your good to go!

Backpack Rain-cover

Backpack Rain-cover

Backpack Rain-coverSupplies:
Old broken umbrella
Needle and a thread
String or a rubber band
Scissors
Cord lock

Step 1: ​Dismantle the Umbrella

Backpack Rain-cover

Backpack Rain-coverPull the plastic caps and separate them from the rods
Take apart any metal or plastic pieces holding the fabric in place.

Step 2: Separate the Fabric From the Skeleton

Backpack Rain-cover

Step 3: Cut Off the Plastic Caps

Backpack Rain-cover

Backpack Rain-cover

get rid of the small plastic-thingies at the tips of the fabric.

Step 4: Close the Hole in the Middle

Backpack Rain-cover

Backpack Rain-cover

Backpack Rain-cover

stitch down the hole at the center of the fabric we’ve just harvested from the umbrella. you can add a small loop for hanging it to dry after heavy rain. or add a button just for fun.

Step 5: Measure Your Bag

Backpack Rain-cover

Backpack Rain-cover

Put your backpack at the center and determine the size needed to wrap it safely from the rain.

Step 6: Sew It

Backpack Rain-cover

Backpack Rain-cover

sew a tube along the edge of the fabric. make it wide so the string can be pulled through. use a sewing machine or just stitch it by hand. cut off all the excess fabric from the edges.

Step 7: Tread the String

Backpack Rain-cover

Backpack Rain-cover

Tie the string to a chopstick or a pencil with some tape, and pull the string through the tube.

Step 8: Tie the Cord Ends

Backpack Rain-cover

Backpack Rain-cover

Backpack Rain-cover

Pass the string through the cord stopper and tie the loose ends.

Step 9: Wrap Your Bag

Backpack Rain-cover

Backpack Rain-cover

and go take a care-free walk in the rain.

Step 10: Take Some Snaps!

Backpack Rain-cover

Backpack Rain-cover

shoot some photos of your freshly harvested rain-cover and upload them here! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

courtesy: instractables

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