So you want to make a Dry Bag...

Dry Bags are one of the easiest outdoor gear projects because it requires little sewing knowledge. It actually requires very little actual sewing because the fabric is heat sealed instead of sewed!

Materials List:

2/3 yards Heat Sealable Fabric (get some extra material to have some to experiment with)
2 yards 1" Polypro Webbing (nylon webbing will work but it tends to wick more moisture into the bag's closure)
1 each 1" Side Release Buckle
1/2 yard 1" Velcro (both hook and loop sides)
1 #16 Sewing Machine Needles
 
Request a copy of Sea Kayaker Magazines: Dry Bag Article with your order of fabric:
 

Heat Sealable 30 Denier Nylon Ripstop
30 Denier 3 oz/sq yd.  Heat sealable like the pack cloth, oxford and taffeta, but this is super light weight.  This is the lightest heat sealable fabric that we have come across.  With a "kiss coating" on the face and heat a heat sealable coating on the back, this super light weight ripstop is useful for applications where extremely light weight fabric is required, but a high degree of water resistance is necessary.

Width: 56"
Colors:  Natural (off white)

$16.80/yd

Sample Packet:  $2.00 Each

 
 

Heat Sealable Taffeta
70 Denier 4.3 oz/sq yd.  Heat sealable like the pack cloth and oxford, but this is super light weight.  Useful for applications where weight is a factor, but a high degree of water resistance is necessary.

Width: 60"
Colors:  Black

$14.95/yd

Sample Packet:  $2.00 Each

 
 

Heat Sealable Oxford  
200 Denier (aprox. 6.5 oz./sq. yard).  Lighter and more flexible than the 430 D. Packcloth,  200 D Heat sealable Oxford has a special coating that makes it possible to be heat-sealed, coated side to coated side, using a household iron.  Perfect for dry bags, spray skirts and all water sports for which you need a waterproof seal.  

Free copy of Do-It-Yourself Dry Bags article from Sea Kayaker with purchase upon request.   

Uses:  waterproof patches, dry bags, spray skirts, waterproof instrument cases and packs.

Width: 58"
Colors:  Red, Blaze Orange, Yellow, Black, Royal and Nickel Grey

$17.95/yd

$2.00 for a Sample Pack

Please keep orders to 1/8 yd increments. Minimum order is 1/2 yd.

1/8 = 0.125
1/4 = 0.25
3/8 = 0.375
1/2 = 0.5
5/8 = 0.625
3/4 = 0.75
7/8 = 0.875

 
Colors  

Heat Sealable Packcloth  
430 Denier (aprox. 8.2 oz/sq yard).  Heavier than the 200 D Heat sealable Oxford, this fabric has a special coating that makes it possible to be heat-sealed, coated side to coated side, using a household iron.  Perfect for dry bags, spray skirts and all water sports for which you need a waterproof bag.  

Free copy of Do-It-Yourself Dry Bags article from Sea Kayaker with purchase upon request.   

Uses:  waterproof patches, dry bags, spray skirts, waterproof instrument cases and packs

Width: 58"
Colors:  Red, Royal Blue, Yellow, Black

$21.50/yd

$2.00 for a Sample Pack

Please keep orders to 1/8 yd increments. Minimum order is 1/2 yd.

1/8 = 0.125
1/4 = 0.25
3/8 = 0.375
1/2 = 0.5
5/8 = 0.625
3/4 = 0.75
7/8 = 0.875

 
Colors  

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Colors left to right: red, orange, yellow, forest, royal, navy

Polypropylene Webbing 
This webbing is good for outdoors use because it does not absorb water.   

Size Colors Price
3/4" Black, White  55¢ per yard
$35.00 per 100 yard roll
1" Red, Gold, Pacific Blue, Orange, Yellow, Navy, Silver, Brown, Green, White, Purple, Royal Blue, Tan, Forest Green, Black

Available in just 1": Rainbow

65¢ per yard
$45.00 per 100 yard roll
1½" Same Colors as 1"  85¢ per yard
$65.00 per 100 yard roll
2" Same Colors as 1" $1.00 per yard
$75.00 per 100 yard roll
3" Black $1.75 per yard
$125.00 per 100 yard roll
To order Black or White by the yard:
 
Width and Color  

To order Colors by the yard:

 
Width  
Color  

To order Black or White by the roll:

 
Width and Color  

To order Colors by the roll:

 
Width  
Color  

*Please note shipping estimates on full rolls are estimated for the 3". If ordering smaller widths your shipping will most likely be less.

X630 Nylon Webbing
A nice strong weave of flat nylon webbing that comes in a wide selection of colors.   

Size Colors Price
1/2" Black, White 55¢/yd
5/8" Black 65¢/yd
3/4" Black, Royal, Red, Yellow, Purple 75¢/yd
1" Black, Royal, Red, Yellow, Purple, Navy, Green, White, Burgundy 85¢/yd
 
Color and Size  

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1" Standard SR

Side Release Buckle
The most popular of the plastic hardware, the Side Release buckle allows single-handed adjustment and release.   Available in Black (white also available in 1")

5/8" 65¢ each
¾" 80¢ each
1" - Black or White $1.00 each
1¼" $1.50 each
1½" $1.60 each
2" $1.85 each
 
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Nylon Sew-on Only VELCRO®
VELCRO® brand fasteners has many uses for the outdoors as well as many sewing and home decor projects.  Whether you are bundling a sleeping bag, attaching gear to a backpack, setting up camp or customizing gear, VELCRO® brand fasteners is an ideal solution.  We sell our hook and loop separately in 5/8", 3/4", 1", 1.5", 2" and 4".  Our 3/4" is stocked in a variety of colors.  If you'd like both sides, please be sure and complete 2 orders, one for hook and one for loop.

 Don't forget to check out our 3/4" colored fasteners

1/2" Black 80¢ per yd per side
5/8" Black or White 90¢ per yd per side
$16.25 per 25 yard roll*
3/4" Black or White
Don't forget to check out our 3/4" colored fasteners
$1.00 per yd per side
$18.75 per 25 yard roll*
(colors are 27.5 yards and are listed below)
1" Black, White, Olive Drab, Tan $1.25 per yd per side
$20.00 per 25 yard roll*
1.5" Black or White $1.50 per yd per side
$27.50 per 25 yard roll*
2" Black or White $1.75 per yd per side
$31.25 per 25 yard roll*
4" Black $3.25 per yd per side
$62.50 per 25 yard roll*

*All VELCRO® brand fasteners are sold each side separately.

Please keep orders to 1/8 yd increments. Minimum order is 1/2 yd.

1/8 = 0.125
1/4 = 0.25
3/8 = 0.375
1/2 = 0.5
5/8 = 0.625
3/4 = 0.75
7/8 = 0.875

To order by the yard:
 
Size and Color  
Side  

To order by the roll:

 
Size and Color  
Side  


Click Here To View Colors

3/4" Colored Nylon Sew-on
Our 3/4" Hook and Loop fastener is stocked in a variety of colors. If you'd like both sides, please be sure and complete 2 orders, one for hook and one for loop.

3/4 Inch Colors: White, Beige, Yellow, Red, Burgundy, Green, Olive Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue, Brown, Grey, Smoke Grey, Black, Turquoise, Hot Pink, Ivory, Sky Blue, Neon Orange, Neon Green, Neon Yellow, Neon Pink, Orange, Neon Red, Neon Blue, Dark Brown, Dark Grey, Purple (light/baby), Pink (light/baby), Juice

3/4" Click Here To View Colors $1.00 per yd per side*
$18.75 per 25 yard roll*

*All Hook and Loop fasteners are sold each side separately.

Please keep orders to 1/8 yd increments. Minimum order is 1/2 yd.

1/8 = 0.125
1/4 = 0.25
3/8 = 0.375
1/2 = 0.5
5/8 = 0.625
3/4 = 0.75
7/8 = 0.875

To order by the yard:
 
Color  
Side  

To order by the roll:

 
Color  
Side  

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Universal Schmetz Needles
Schmetz universal home machine needles come in packages of 5.

$4.99 ea (5 needles per pack)

Available sizes: 8, 10, 11, Stretch 11, 12, 14, 16, 18

 

 
Size  

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Seam Ripper
Any good sewer is a good seam ripper!  Treat yourself to this professional quality seam ripper.  Larger than most, perfect for heavier outdoor applications.  

$1.75 Each

 

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