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Date: 10/13/13 8:05 PM

Has anyone come across sewing patterns or tutorials for packing cubes (like
this one from Eagle Creek)? I would like to make some for my travels and wondering if anyone has attempted this before.

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Date: 10/14/13 12:53 PM

I've been looking for the very same thing! This is the only one I've found so far:

http://modernquiltlove.wordpress.com/2009/07/14/perfect-box-pouch-tutorial/
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Date: 10/14/13 1:39 PM

I love those things! I have several different sizes, as well as the "envelope" for folded hanging items.

But given the construction and materials, I would hesitate to try to make these on my own. Especially the materials.

You can get a 3 piece set (either all M or S-M-L sizes) for $30 or less. Just the really nice zippers (dual opening on the larger sizes) may cost almost that much! Not to mention the heavy duty nylon and the mesh they use.
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Date: 10/14/13 3:43 PM

Pack-It items really are beautifully designed and made. DH and I travel a lot, and these make the whole business so much easier and neater!

Although I've been sewing for ages, this is one case where I buy the ready made product, because in a sense, they have already invented and perfected the wheel.

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Date: 10/14/13 6:35 PM

I echo what Elona says. When you realize how inexpensive these are, and that the company has been making them for decades, I'd buy a set myself. Sure, they wouldn't be in the fabrics I specifically chose, but I'd place my money on it not coming apart if I chose to buy. After all, that's what they do...sew these

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Date: 10/17/13 3:17 PM

I agree that it probably wouldn't be worth the hassle of sourcing the materials and the time to make these. Here are a couple of other options for packing cubes that are less expensive per cube than Eagle Creek:

Rick Steves

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Date: 10/18/13 2:26 AM

Thank you! I'm glad I asked for PR opinions on packing cubes. I will not begrudge forking money over now since it is more troublesome to make them than to buy them

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