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    Rebel Thousandaire Ya Tu Sabes's Avatar
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    Another option for easy-to-get, cheap, waterproof fabric is shower curtain liners. Also, rain slickers - I used an old raincoat as a liner for a messenger bag I made as a gift for my sister-in-law long ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ya Tu Sabes View Post
    Another option for easy-to-get, cheap, waterproof fabric is shower curtain liners.
    Use the vinyl shower curtain liners if you want full waterproofing. The fabric ones are splash-proof, but a good soaking rain with stuff pressing against the fabric will start to wick the water through the weave. If you don't get more than a light sprinkling rain, they should work fine.

    (Good call. I hadn't thought about using shower curtain liners.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    coat the interiour of the overlap with seam sealant before putting in the second stitch line. The presser foot will compact the sealant into the needle holes and seal it up watertight.
    My wife would KILL ME if she saw me sewing through the raw sealant. I use superglue to fill the holes, after I'm finished on the machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leiniesred View Post
    I'm with Vincepaul.

    Trash bag is good too, but costs money.
    Grocery bags are good, but we use canvas bags at the house so we don't have these very often.

    SOLUTION:

    Saggy ol' panniers? FEDEX, DHL and the post office leave these handy corrogated plastic tubs at the office all the time where they stack up to the ceiling. Cut out the bottom and you have a lightweight pannier backplate.
    Of course using a US Postal Mail Tub for anything other than official US Mail is a federal crime....

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    Quote Originally Posted by vincentpaul View Post
    My wife would KILL ME if she saw me sewing through the raw sealant. I use superglue to fill the holes, after I'm finished on the machine.
    I wouldn't do that on my good machine. I'd have to kick my own butt for that. But any household cheap-o machine from Target will sew a straight stitch through SilNylon or even those lightweight vinyl shower curtain liners.
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