Great for first sewing project. I bought this to see if I could actually learn to sew (I can) before attempting more ambitious projects.
I made 2 regular stuff sacks and 1 double-ended stuff sack (I had to source another cord lock and additional cord). They all came out great. The last one (double-ended) was the best of the 3 because of all the previous practice.
The video directions are adequate to get you going. I was not happy with the way the drawstring closure worked out on the first two so I used the “folded corner” method from one of Jellyfish’s videos for the double-ended version and that came out awesome.
I’m not sure what you’re supposed to do with the included grosgrain as there is no mention of this in instructional video. I guess I will save for a later project.
I have plenty of fabric left over to make stake sacks or just to practice sewing technique.
I made 5 stuff sacks with this kit. I used 1 full size sheet, then cut the other two in half to make smaller stuff sacks, using para-cord for the drawstrings, following the RBTR youtube for directions.
As a man in my mid 30s, I've only sewn once of twice up to this point in my life. I got a wild hair to learn how to sew my own gear and stumbled upon Ripstop by The Roll (RSBTR) and this DIY kit.
RSBTR fulfilled my order super quickly and I was off to the races. I started with the HEX70 PU3000 fabric and a waterproof zipper (also purchased by RSBTR). Following the video on their website, I had myself a nice bag with boxed corners in a little over an hour.
Great experience overall. Highly recommend RSBTR.
Made a double ended stuff sack, a single ended stuff sack, and two travel sized pillows from the materials provided. It was really exciting to MAKE something, and I will be moving on to more complex projects from here. Great confidence booster. Thanks!
I knew that I wanted to get into making small pouches and packets and was dead set on buying a Dyneema zip pouch kit, but saw this as I was about to check out and ended up buying both. I had never really done much sewing before, and these materials gave me a great way to experiment! I bought some extra 1" webbing with my order and turned some of the fabric from this kit into a stuff sack with a handle and a carabiner attachment. RBTR is the bomb, and these rotating kits of mixed materials make it cheap and simple to try out new ideas and new fabrics.