After last weekend’s overnight backpacking trip, TheMisterT asked if I could either repair or replace the pouch that holds his water purifying pump which had a broken zipper. In the interest in keeping things small and lightweight, it was a pretty tight fit and required a pretty specific packing strategy - something that TheMisterT just couldn’t cotton to.
Therefore, repairing or replacing the zipper in the existing bag seemed like a temporary fix. All he asked was that the fabric be something that would repel water and/or dry quickly. Luckily, I had this nylon in my stash! Why? I dunno! Looks like something I picked up from the remnants bin, probably thinking it could be put to use for dog projects.
I used my heated stencil cutter to cut the label off the old one to make a patch. I also harvested the loop from the original - in case he wanted to hang it on the outside of his back or whatever it is that backpackers do that required it on there in the first place!
I noticed that the tyvek tag inside the original had directions and trouble-shooting information, so I took it out and added it into the new one.
I had the cord and the spring-loaded locking slider thinging in my stash, too. I always harvest those kinds of things off worn out stuff!
I used my stencil cutter to cut the new fabric, too. I was told that method years ago by a fabric store employee and man is it a nice trick for these kinds of super-fraying, non-natural fabrics! I just set a silicone baking mat under it. In the past I have used a glass cutting board, too. All the seams are sewn double and all the edges “cauterized.” Hopefully, this will last the life of the pump.