Learning how to make a hockey equipment bag really is easier than you would think. If you have just a few basic sewing skills, you can make yourself a great bag for your hockey equipment, an equipment bag that will fit everything that you need and will be like nothing else that your teammates have. Not to mention that you will have a hockey equipment bag that will always be ready to be expanded when your hockey equipment grows beyond the capacity of the bag. Let's get looking at how you will make your own custom hockey equipment bag.
To make a hockey equipment bag, you will need:
- Rugged fabric (meant for outdoor use)
- A sewing machine
- A tape measure
- Hook and loop fastener
- Measure your hockey equipment. Your stick will be your height measurement for the bag. If you have multiple sticks, then measure for the tallest one. Your width will be for the widest part of your hockey stick, from the farthest section of the tip to the other end. These will be your two primary measurements. If you only have one stick, your width will be six inches at minimum. If you have multiple sticks, stack them, then measure the height and add two to three inches.
- Measure and cut the fabric for your equipment bag. Be sure to do this according to the dimensions you just got. You will need one front piece, one back piece, one bottom piece, one top piece and two side pieces. Make the top piece longer, so that it hangs over the front of the equipment bag, creating a flap.
- Stitch together all of the pieces, except for the top, to create a fabric rectangle. It should be one without a lid. Be sure to keep the seams as minimal as possible, and use a strong stitch, the tighter the better if you use a simple running stitch. Attach the lid only to the back piece of the bag. Then, attach the hook and loop fastener in mirrored locations on the inside of the flap on the outside of the bag. This will act as a simple and easy way to close the equipment bag and contain your hockey equipment. Attach whatever type of handle you want to the bag.