Upcycle. My Dad’s Idea

I was more than ready to use one of my drapery weight fabric to make this Rod Cover for my Dad…. until he suggested to use an old pair of jeans. He is always upcycling things… and he likes to make things.
Project Upcycle: Old Jeans to Fishing Rod Cover
So, I made him this! Tada!

Very simple… just put the rod of the leg of the jeans, and cut. Don’t even need to measure… just pins to keep them jeans steady.
Project Upcycle: Old Jeans to Fishing Rod Cover

Then sew on the zip. I use a very long 32″ zip, so it goes all the way from top to bottom.

Project Upcycle: Old Jeans to Fishing Rod Cover

As you can see, no lining necessary. It’s for rough use… going fishing is a rough hobby 😛

It’s done!

IProject Upcycle: Old Jeans to Fishing Rod Cover

I know, it looks kinda weird and all hehe… but that’s how he wanted it. It is his design. I just improvised and made it a zipper bag rather than a drawstring.

One thought on “Upcycle. My Dad’s Idea”

  1. Good idea.
    I ‘prolly woulda sewn your whole wiggly edge shut.
    Then put the zipper across the straight edge of the fabric where you have it folded.
    That way you don’t have to zip around the reel.
    You just have a straight zip along the rod.
    Maybe put a pocket on the side for stashing stuff like hooks or bobbers.
    Very cool.

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