How to Make a Camping Shower Bag Cover
Greetings fellow campers! As a father of three kids and an experienced camper, I know the importance of staying clean and fresh while enjoying the great outdoors. One essential item for any camping trip is a camping shower bag. It provides a convenient way to have a hot shower even in the remotest locations. However, to truly elevate your camping shower experience, I highly recommend making a camping shower bag cover. Not only does it protect your shower bag from damage, but it also provides privacy and insulation. In this blog post, I will guide you through the step-by-step process of creating your very own camping shower bag cover.
Materials You’ll Need
Before we dive into the instructions, let’s gather all the necessary materials:
- Heavy-duty fabric (such as nylon or canvas)
- Measuring tape
- Sewing machine or needle
- Elastic cord
- Toggle cord lock
- Grommets or eyelets
- Shock cord
- Cord stopper
- Safety pins
Step 1: Measure and Cut the Fabric
Start by measuring your camping shower bag from the bottom to the top, including the nozzle and handle. Add a few inches to the measurements to ensure a proper fit. Using these measurements, cut two pieces of heavy-duty fabric that are long enough to wrap around the shower bag and wide enough to accommodate it.
Step 2: Sew the Fabric Pieces Together
Place the two fabric pieces together with their right sides facing each other. Pin the edges together to secure them in place. Using a sewing machine or a needle and thread, stitch along the pinned edges, leaving the top and bottom open. This will create a bag-like shape.
Step 3: Create Openings for the Nozzle and Handle
To ensure easy access to the nozzle and handle of your camping shower bag, create small openings on the side of the fabric cover. Measure the diameter of the nozzle and handle, and mark the corresponding spots on the fabric. Cut small slits or circles at the marked spots.
Step 4: Add Grommets or Eyelets
Insert grommets or eyelets at the top and bottom of the fabric cover. These will serve as openings for the elastic cord that will secure the cover around the camping shower bag. Follow the instructions on the grommet or eyelet packaging to correctly install them.
Step 5: Attach Elastic Cord and Toggle Cord Lock
Measure the circumference of the bottom and top of your camping shower bag. Cut a length of elastic cord that matches these measurements. Thread the elastic cord through the grommets or eyelets, making sure it is evenly distributed around the bag cover. Tie the ends of the cord together, and attach a toggle cord lock to ensure a snug fit.
Step 6: Insulate the Shower Bag Cover
If you plan on camping in colder temperatures, it’s beneficial to insulate your camping shower bag cover. One simple way to achieve insulation is by inserting a layer of bubble wrap between the fabric layers. This will help retain heat and keep your shower water warm for longer.
Step 7: Test your Camping Shower Bag Cover
Before heading out on your camping trip, make sure to test your newly created camping shower bag cover. Fit it securely around your shower bag, ensuring that the nozzle and handle openings align correctly. Take a practice shower to ensure the cover provides enough privacy and insulation.
And voila! You have successfully made your very own camping shower bag cover. Now you can enjoy refreshing showers in the great outdoors without worrying about damaging your shower bag or compromising your privacy. Happy camping!
Author’s Personal Experience
As an experienced camper and father of three kids, I have encountered my fair share of camping shower mishaps. I’ve had shower bags break or leak, leaving me with no way to stay clean during our camping adventures. That’s why I decided to create a camping shower bag cover that not only protects the shower bag but also enhances the overall shower experience. With this cover, I can confidently shower in privacy and enjoy the convenience of a hot shower no matter where we camp.
A camping shower bag cover is a practical and valuable addition to your camping gear. By following the step-by-step instructions in this blog post, you can create a cover that not only protects your shower bag but also provides insulation and privacy. Remember to customize the measurements and design according to your specific shower bag. With your newly crafted camping shower bag cover, you can elevate your camping shower experience to new heights. Happy camping and stay clean!