A great project to become familiar working with Cuben Fiber
These instructions take you through the process of making a Cuben Fiber stuff sack (flat style) using our DIY Kit. The sack starts off as a rectangular piece of Cuben Fiber. The material is folded and joined using transfer tape to produce the stuff sack. No sewing is required!
Choose your size
You can make your stuff sacks any size you’d like by using the formula below. We’ve also included the dimensions used to make YAMA’s standard size flat sacks.
|Size||Finished width (w)||Finished height (h)||Cut width (CW)||Cut height (CH)||Tape needed|
|Custom||w||h||2 W + 0.5”||H + 1.5”||6”+2CW+H|
Use the following recommended layouts to make efficient use of your material.
- Cuben Fiber
- Transfer Tape
- Reinforcements (the sticker sheets in the kits)
- Good scissors, or Sharp blade and cutting mat
Cutting Cuben Fiber can be difficult. You’ll want either a good pair of scissors, or a razor blade and surface on which to cut. When cutting with scissors, it works best to slide the scissors through the material as soon as you get the cut started.
Seams on the stuff sacks are taped using a 1/2” transfer tape. Transfer tape leaves behind a film of pressure sensitive adhesive when the backing is removed. Unlike double sided tape, no carrier material is present in the finished seam, only adhesive.
YAMA Mountain Gear makes these materials available for your personal use only; they may not be reproduced or distributed. Any commercial use is prohibited. The instructions and patterns are believed to be accurate, but YAMA Mountain Gear assumes no liability whatsoever with respect to the use of the materials and goods developed from the materials.