Upcycled Backpack Rain Covers from Umbrellas


Upcycled Backpack Rain Covers from Umbrellas

Upcycled Backpack Rain Covers from Umbrellas
Upcycled Backpack Rain Covers from Umbrellas

"Are you sick of your kids’ (or your own) backpacks getting soaked every time it rains? Repurpose a broken umbrella into a clever backpack rain cover, and you'll never have a drenched backpack again! It only takes about 15 minutes to sew with minimal sewing skills. You can fold it up into a lightweight and compact package so that you can carry it with you in your bag! This project is perfect for kids who are going to school and also for adults who commute. Make one for each member of your family and for all of your friends!"

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Sewn byMachine


Materials List

  • Fabric from one umbrella
  • 40" of 1/8" wide elastic
  • Jar cap
  • Fine permanent marker or pen
  • Fabric shears
  • Pinking shears
  • Pins
  • Size 70/10 universal sewing needle
  • Tape measure
  • Safety pin
  • Matching polyester thread

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