Friday, August 3, 2012

Stuff Sacks

Last week Eric was telling me about how he wished he could find stuff sacks for certain items they need to bring along on their bike trip. As soon as he started the conversation I knew where it was going. I told him I just needed the right material...

I looked at a couple of tutorials on youtube about how to make stuff sacks, and in the end combined elements of the two I watched to make my own version. 

Have you ever felt like you're over pinning?? I was feeling that way when I pinned this, but I think it is hard to use too many pins when you're sewing in a circle. 

 One of the videos suggested "double rolling" the hem so that there were no raw edges. Since I was putting a round bottom on, I did this. Another friend had told me she used french seams, but I couldn't wrap my brain around how to do that around a circle...though as I type this I'm thinking I probably could have figured it out. Oh well.
(By the way, the stuff sacks we have from REI do have raw edges inside- wow- kinda surprised me.) 

So here they are. He asked for three-- two for sleeping bags and one for a tent. 

I even added little handles for the ends, if what is inside is hard to pull out! 

Yesterday they did another long ride- 50 miles- and took some of their gear. These two sleeping bags went along, and the sacks did great! Oh yeah, the guys did too! 


And while the boys are away, the girls will play I guess. I was busy inside the house, getting ready for some family to visit and the girls decorated the sidewalk in front! 

I Love their pictures! 

1 comment:

  1. Great sacks! You outdid yourself...handles even? Amazing!