We are delighted to bring you the Packing Pods pattern from Spencer-Ogg Patterns. The Packing Pods pattern is supplied in three sizes and comes with a full-length video tutorial that accompanies the written instructions. This is the perfect packing or storage solution and when you have made them you’ll wonder how you ever managed without them.
They are brilliant for packing all your clothes, underwear, toiletries and electronics into your suitcase, keeping everything organised and tightly stored to increase capacity in your case and prevent your clothes from moving around and creasing.
They are also great for everyday storage in the home. To help you make your choice why not watch this short, less than 5-minute, YouTube video showing you the benefits of these Packing Pods.
The Pods are seriously lightweight and roll up to nothing, adding no weight to your weekend bag or suitcase.
They come in three sizes and are an absolute joy to make. There is no interfacing, no lining, and no binding, but the designer shows you an ingenious way to neaten and strengthen your seams so it looks as beautiful inside as out.
You can flatten them down, roll them up and pack them away after use in a tiny space, or if you make them in more robust fabrics like oilskin and vinyl, they will pack inside each other.
You can use them for storing anything, roll up your clothes and pack them in, socks, underwear, dresses and shirts, make one for toiletries, and one for your electronics and chargers.
You can choose a light fabric that will pack easily. Using Ripstop or water-resistant nylon linings is a good choice, but you could also use quilting cottons to make them in a pretty print to match your suitcase.
If you want, you can make enough to fill your whole case. It’s amazing how much gear you can pack in these. They are a great way to organise your possessions. You can choose to make them in different colours to distinguish between the different contents. You can even use mesh for the top panel so you can see the contents.
Making them from more substantial fabrics like canvas and dry oilskin, or even vinyl and cork will give you much sturdier pods. All those alternative fabrics all work beautifully. You can even make them in waterproof fabric for mucky camping trips.
It’s such a fun, easy and quick make. Once you have made one, you won’t be able to stop. All you will need to make one is some outer fabric and a continuous zip.
When you have finished making the Packing Pods they will measure approximately:
Large = 12¼” (31cm) by 8¼” (21cm) by 4½” (11½cm).
Medium = 10½” (27cm) by 6¼” (16cm) by 4½” (11½cm).
Small = 7″ (18cm) by 4¾” (12cm) by 3½” (9cm).
If you would like to transform your packing and storage solutions, and grab the digital pattern for the Packing Pods, you should click on the link below.
You will be able to download nineteen pages of full-color, easy to follow tutorial style instructions with detailed photos plus a full-length YouTube video sew-along that will walk you through making a professional-looking packing pod in no time.
You will also receive relevant sewing tips and a list of material requirements and suggestions. To save you paper, this particular pattern gives measurements only rather than paper pattern pieces as they are all square or oblong shapes.
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