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Topic: Leaky waders Useful Again (more photos!)  (Read 2379 times)
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flyangler
« on: March 15, 2013 08:02:24 AM »

Simplicity pattern: 9949 with my own modifications



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flyangler
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2013 08:59:08 AM »

Oh, I forgot to mention that the lining is a beautiful oak leaf batik that came from a dress that never fit me. I taught myself how to tie a lanyard/crown knot by watching a few YouTube videos. Then I added grommets and the knots to the larger bag to make using the zipper more easy.

These bags are made of breathable material so anything damp put inside can dry, but water from the outside can't get in. A gym bag for my shoes is on the cutting table next.
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Taramor
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2013 09:26:27 AM »

It looks good - very well made.
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flyangler
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2013 09:23:37 AM »

Thank you Taramor!
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flyangler
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2013 10:22:02 AM »

For the reel case in the second photo collage:

This kind of chest wader is known as stocking-foot and has a neoprene bootie at the foot. Cases that protect reels are also made of neoprene. So I traced onto paper around a reel case I already had, put the pattern up against the bootie, and traced the pattern onto the bootie on both sides- top and bottom of foot. Then I cut along the lines to make a little pouch from the toe of the bootie. I giggled at my cleverness.  ;DI used the same paper pattern to make two pieces of that oak leaf batik for lining. Then I sewed them right sides together between the dots. The next two steps will be to make some bias tape from the fabric and bind the raw top edges of the pouch and lining, and attach some kind of closure. Velcro? A hand cut deer antler button?
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flyangler
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2013 12:00:16 PM »

Still using up the two leaky pairs of waders I have. I made a creel for a fellow angler out of a rice bag and some wader material for the inside. The old belt of the waders makes a fine shoulder strap. The photo collage kind of cut off the caption which was "A Creel Miracle (waders and rice bag)". Initially, I told my friend that I'd make him one out of a coffee bag, but when I saw the bit about the miracle of Himalayan water on the rice bag, I changed my gourd.

Do you think I should tea stain the rice bag to make it a little less white?

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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2013 12:06:11 PM »

Oh, and another thing that made the rice bag reel-ly cool is that it already had a zipper in it. So I just cut up some old ripstop nylon for a pocket liner. I only had to buy some binding for connecting the top of the rice bag and the inside lining.

I'm pondering a hand hammered copper fish and fry-pan set up for the closure on the bag, a magnetic snap, or a loop and knot.
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flyangler
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2013 08:11:59 AM »

As much as I have enjoyed talking to myself here, the photos are for all y'all.

I decided to take one of the d-rings on a webbing tab from the waders and use it as a pull for the flap. It conceals a magnetic snap and has a decorative lanyard knot extension, which can be used instead for a zipper pull on the pocket, if the recipent so chooses.



And we have closure.
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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2013 04:34:35 PM »

Love it!
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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2013 07:28:22 PM »

This is fantastic.  Hard to believe that these were once waders!
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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2013 07:40:04 AM »

Thank you!

If you could see the inside of the creel more clearly, you could see the red earth stains from taking a butt-slide down a river bank up north in the iron range. The recipient kind of loves all the fish stories that go with the bag, so the ground in dirt doesn't bother him.
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PaperBeau
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2013 01:36:21 AM »

Great up-cycle project and really high quality looking end products.. don't stain the rice bag! Let it happen over time, the real way!
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flyangler
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2013 01:27:04 PM »

Thank you PaperBeau! The recipient of the creel promises he'll stain the outside with mud and river water on his own.
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Krissy.me
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2013 01:24:57 PM »

OMG this is a total DUH moment.  What a BRILLIANT IDEA!

I love this idea especially since I have been working on several of the boxy type bags and they are super simple to make.   These would be fun to make and perfect for the gentleman.
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