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Fishing Rod Cover

Here it is again that day of the week to post our new project.  We all hope you have been enjoying some of the projects that have been posted and hopefully you have tried one or two of them.  Today we are going to be showing you how to make a fishing rod cover using camouflage fabric. 


It can be so frustrating when those fishing rods get tangled amongst themselves.   So we have thought of an idea to help with this and solve that problem.  We thought it would be nice to have a project that men as well as women might find interesting. 


To begin, you will need the following:  1/4 yard of camouflage fabric

                                                        1/4 yard of poly webbing

                                                        1/4 yard of Velcro (both pieces)





You will need to take your fishing rod and measure the length.  The camouflage fabric is 60" wide and the fishing rod we chose worked great for this.  If your rod is longer, you may need to piece your fabric.  We cut a 7 1/2" piece of fabric to fit the fishing rod we were working with.


We took the fishing rod and put it in the fabric with right sides together.  You will want to do this step as the fishing rod eyelets (the part where the fishing line is strung through) do have different sizes on each fishing rod.




With right sides together, you will pin along the eyelets to make sure it will fit over them.  You will pull the fabric off the rod.  One thing we found that might be a little easier was that you could sew 5/8" seam on the bottom edge before pinning it over the rod.


Next you will sew from the top and down the side following where your pins were set. 




You will then trim the seam allowance to 1/4" and invert it.  If you have a wooden dowel handy, this would help to invert it a little easier.  Be sure to press it after you turn it inside out.  




We folded the edge 5/8" to the inside and topstitched.  This is a little difficult but it is possible to do.  As was stated prior, you could do this step before pinning the fabric around the fishing rod. 


Next you will take your poly webbing and sew it to one end of the fishing rod cover.




After you do this, you will then, on the opposite side, sew a small piece of Velcro.  This is a little tricky but not hard.




Finally you will put your cover on the fishing rod and measure exactly how much poly webbing you will need.  Then you will sew the other piece of Velcro on the poly webbing.




You will trim away the poly webbing that you do not need and it will look like this when you are finished.





Finally, put your cover on the fishing rod and go fishing without all the tangled mess.


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