Saturday, June 5, 2010

DIY Packing Folder

For one of the projects that Jana and I did together, we came up with our own version of a packing folder. We based ours on the awesome packing aids that Eagle Creek makes, but we wanted to add our own pretty touches. We drew up a pattern, made a trip to Joann's and then set about sewing.
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Our measurements were a bit "off" on the first one, but we decided to try again the next day and, in fact, made four more. Thank goodness Jana wore a "thinking cap" part of the time, because we made few mistakes.
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These turned out really great
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and I was even able to use one of them on my trip home---neatly packed, almost wrinkle free shirts!

We even made a video of how to use them! (be sure to silence my playlist before clicking "play)

****I'm hoping to post a tutorial in the next day or two***
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JJB said...

You forgot to mention the TWO trips to Hobby Lobby, too. All's well that ends well, I guess. How'd it end up working? Did everything stay flat and unwrinkled? My goal for this week is to create some pouches for socks and undies.

JJB said...

Oh I guess the Hobby Lobby trips were for the hanging pockets. How quickly I've forgotten!! Thanks for helping spark my creativity. I spent yesterday in the sewing room trying to construct a zipper pouch like the one I have pictured in my head. No luck, but I found a tutorial online that I think is going to work.

Deblyn79 said...

Did you come up with the zipper pouch and is it a packable cube? Love the folder tutorial......

Linda Perkins said...

Deblyn79, My daughter attempted the small zippered packing cube, but I don't have a pattern for it. Hope you enjoy the pattern for the travel folder.

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