Been working on making some bags. Currently using 1000D Cordura fabric, bicycle inner tubes and recycled buckles/webbing from discarded backpacks.
The most recent project is a custom drybag for my cookware. I wanted to have a bag that I can mount onto my bicycle fork for easy accessibility, and have an abrasion resistant bottom.
I traced the cooking pot's base, and measured out a height that seemed reasonable for a roll top bag. Then, sewed a vertical piece of webbing on one side of the face fabric with horizontal bar tacks across the sides for support.
I lined the inside with a recycled malt bag from my local brewery - it adds another water resistant layer to the already weatherproof Cordura fabric - then lined the lip with a bicycle inner tube. The bottom of the bag I reinforced with inner tubes for support and abrasion resistance against the cargo cage.
I purchased some small tags as an experiment, going to be screenprinting my own this week. Detail of the lip of the bag.
The resulting bag feels strong and secure against the cage. I'm excited to use this, and will report back. If I was to do it again I would place a strip of fabric beneath the nylon webbing running vertically across the face fabric, so there would be another point of reinforcement when I sew the horizontal strips every inch and a quarter.
Keep on making things, y'all.