I use pre-made Typar listings that come in large rolls. Typar is the same thing Tyvek house wrap is made from. I keep 3 different sizes on hand, 1" 1 1/2" and 2" wide listings with cord sewn into them. If I don't need the cord I just take it out. The cord is sewn in with a chain stitch, so it comes out very easily.
You can really use almost any reasonably durable fabric. Denim decking material works fine, as does Versare.
No one lives forever, the trick is creating something that will.