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 moving around and creasing. Also great for everyday storage in the home.
The Pods are seriously lightweight and roll up to nothing, adding no weight to your weekend bag or suitcase.
They come in three sizes, a joy to make – no interfacing, no lining, and no binding, but I show you an ingenious way to neaten and strengthen your seams so it looks as beautiful inside as out. Flatten them down, roll them up and pack them away after use in a tiny space, or if you make in more robust fabrics like oilskin and vinyl, they will pack inside each other
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.
Choose a light fabric that will pack easily. Rip stop or water resistant nylon linings are a good choice, but you could also use quilting cottons to make in a pretty print to match your suitcase.
Make enough to fill your whole case; it’s amazing how much gear you can pack in these. They are great for organisation; 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.
You can make from more substantial fabrics like canvas and dry oilskin, even vinyl and cork, which make much sturdier pods, all work beautifully. They are really handy made in waterproof fabric for mucky camping trips.
The pattern and video explain everything in detail, it’s an easy make, so why don’t you give them a go, and you’ll wonder how you ever packed without them.
To save you paper, this particular pattern gives measurements only rather than paper pattern pieces as they are all square or oblong shapes.
It’s such a fun quick make. Once you have made one, you won’t be able to stop.
Skill level: Easy
Approx finished measurements:
LARGE: 31 x 21 x 11.5 cm (12 ¼ x 8 ¼ x 4 ½”)
MEDIUM: 27 x 16 x 11.5 cm (10 ½ x 6 ¼ x 4 ½”)
SMALL: 18 x 12 x 9 cm (7 x 4 ¾ x 3 ½”)
Just outer fabric and a continuous zip!
19 pages of full colour tutorial style instructions with detailed photos PLUS full video sewalong will walk you through making a professional looking packing pod in no time
❤ Full length YouTube video tutorial included
❤ All measurements given in inches and cm
❤ Complete, easy to follow instructions
❤ Full colour photos for every step
❤ Relevant sewing tips
❤ A list of material requirements and suggestions
❤ Printer friendly. Prints on US letter size or A4 paper
Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern.